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Basic Guide to Pay Slips

by Zopedol — last modified 2012-08-06 13:44
Each time workers are paid, employers must give them a pay slip containing certain details.

Application

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies to all employers and workers, but not -

  • members of the -
    • National Defence Force,
    • National Intelligence Agency, or
    • South African Secret Service; or
  • unpaid volunteers working for charity.

The section of the Act that regulate working hours does not apply to:

  • workers in senior management
  • sales staff who travel and regulate their own working hours
  • workers who work less than 24 hours in a month
  • workers who earn in excess of an amount stated in terms of  section 6 (3) of the Act
    • workers engaged in emergency work are excluded from certain provisions.
  • workers engaged in emergency work are excluded from certain provisions.

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Contents of Pay Slips

Employers must give workers the following information in writing when they are paid:
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Worker’s name and occupation
  • Period for which payment is made
  • Total salary or wages
  • Any deductions
  • The actual amount paid
  • If relevant to the calculation of pay:
    • Employee’s pay and overtime rates
    • Number of ordinary and overtime hours worked
    • Number of hours worked on a Sunday or public holiday
    • The total number of ordinary and overtime hours worked in the period of averaging, if a collective agreement to average working time has been concluded

Based on Legislation in Section 23, of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act


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