As promised in the Governments response to the Taylor Review the right for all workers to be given an itemised pay statement is now in the process of becoming law. Previously this right only applied to employees.
As well as providing workers with the right to a written pay statement the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement)(Amendment)(No 2) Order 2018 also entitles workers to enforce that right before an employment tribunal.
Earlier this year the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement)(Amendment) Order 2018 was made which provides that, where the amount of wages or salary received by a worker varies by reference to time worked, the statement will be required to contain the total number of hours worked in respect of the variable amount of wages either as a single or aggregate figure, or separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay. This will also come into force on 6 April 2019 and both statutory instruments will apply to wages paid in respect of work which commences on or after that date.