What are the rights of employees and workers to receive a payslip?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 February 2022
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; Pay Slips

Currently, under Article 40 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, it is only an employee who has the right to be given a written itemised pay statement from his employer which shall contain particulars such as:

  • The gross amount of wages or salary;
  • Amounts of any variable and fixed deductions from that gross amount and the purposes for which they are made;
  • Net wages or salary; and
  • The method of payment of each part-payment if the net amount is paid in different ways

Northern Ireland is in contrast with the rest of GB on this issue as, under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018, the right to receive an itemised pay statement is

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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