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As a workplace relations adviser, I regularly assist a number of employers as they undergo an audit by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Many ...
Paying wages is important to employees and can be complicated for employers. Employees have a right to know how much they will be paid, how often, and how they will be paid, for example, into their bank account. This is usually set out in the contract of employment or employee handbook.
You need to provide an individual, detailed pay slip for each employee within 1 working day of their pay day. Pay slips must show:
If you pay the employee an hourly rate, pay slips must also show:
If you pay the employee an annual rate (salary), show the rate as at the last day in the pay period. Also show any deductions from their pay including:
Deductions are another minefield for employers. You can make deductions from an employee’s pay only if they agree in writing and it is for their benefit, if their agreement or award allows, or the law permits deductions for, say, tax or child support.
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