Our organisation currently issue staff with paper payslips, can we insist on emailing out all payslips in the future?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 8 April 2015
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

Under Article 40 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, employees must be given a written itemised pay statement. The key conditions here are that the payslip must be ‘written’ and it must be ‘given’ to the employee. This means that the payslip must be written and also given to the employee by the employer. Increasingly, employers are providing their employees with electronic payslips.

HMRC have taken the view that payslips ‘can be in either paper or electronic format’. From 2010, employers have been able to provide P60 information to their employees electronically. However,

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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