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BEIS publishes new guidance on itemised payslips

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance on the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) (Itemised Pay Statement) (amendment) (NO2) Order 2018.

The new legislation due to come into force in April 2019 will provide all workers with a right to an itemised payslip and enforcement of this point under a claim at an employment tribunal.

The guidance published looks to support both employers and workers in clarifying the legislation. Whilst outlining who qualifies for “worker” status and focuses the additional information required on workers payslips when for instance; wages are dependent on the hours worked. It also provides illustrative case studies and information on the necessity of elements such as: format, variation caused by unpaid leave of statutory sick pay and enforcement.