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Will your current payslip format comply with the new regulations to show hours from April 2019?

Posted: February 20, 2019

From 6 April 2019 all employers will be required to include on payslips the number of hours worked by an employee for which they are being paid, but only in situations where the employee’s pay varies as a consequence of the time worked.

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 best practice would be to show them).  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.

The hours can be shown either as a single total of all such hours in the pay period, or they can be broken down into separate figures for different types of work or different rates of pay. It should be clear which pay period they were worked in, but only need to be shown for pay periods which begin on or after 6 April 2019.

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