Greetings, it’s the last Friday of the month which means it is time for our monthly employment law update. Last week’s case law update was about knowledge of employee disability whilst our January Newsletter had features on Phil Neville, RyanAir, Tribunal Fee refunds and the dismissal of Kiosk Keith. Once again employment issues have dominated headline news this month and there are also some legislative changes to inform you about as well. A bumper issue to see in the weekend.
We begin on the high-octane subject of itemised payslips. On 6th April 2019, the (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 will update the Section 8 of Employment Rights Act (ERA) to include new requirements for payslips to specify hours worked and at what rate of pay.
For example, if an employee works a normal weekday shift, a night shift and a Sunday shift for different rates then their payslip should have a breakdown of their pay to show how many hours were worked at each rate of pay.
Failure to comply with this amendment would mean an employee could bring a claim under S11 of the ERA for failing to provide itemised payslips. These claims have no monetary value but are a hassle worth avoiding and they can be a gateway claim for other claims such as failure to pay the correct wages.