There are already existing laws around payslips, these include that payslips must be delivered on or before the employees’ payday.


However from 6 April 2019 Employers must provide an itemised payslip for anyone who has a contract of employment, including variable hours, zero hours as well as fixed contracts.

This should include the total number of hours worked where the pay varies according to the hours worked.
What does this mean:-
• Where this applies, the number of hours paid for on this basis (i.e. on the amount of time worked) must be shown.
• Any other hours do not need to be shown (although of course they can be shown if it would be helpful to do so).
• The hours can be broken down into separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay.
• For example, where a worker has a fixed salary each month, and works variable overtime with additional pay at an hourly rate, only the hours of overtime need to be shown as hours, the fixed salary will still be shown as normal.
• It should be clear which pay period they have worked in.

Please be aware that a worker who thinks that they have not received a payslip, or that the payslip they have received lacks the required information, may bring a claim before an Employment Tribunal.

If you have any questions about this information and how it affects you, please call our Information and Advice team on 01903 219482 ext 301 or email us at [email protected]