Is it lawful for an employer only to provide payslips electronically to employees?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 6 August 2019
Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

The law governing payslips is set out under Article 40 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (“ERO”) which, in short, requires employees to be given a written itemised pay statement.

In terms of the provision of electronic payslips, the above legislation raises two questions:

  1.  Does an electronic payslip constitutes a 'written’ payslip; and
  2. If an electronic payslip is actually 'given' to the employee.

In Anakaa (Julius Ember) v Firstsource Solutions Limited [2014] NICA 57, the NI Court of Appeal held based on the current context of increased IT-based services, the

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Johanna Cunningham
Arthur Cox

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