Basic Guide to Pay Slips (Domestic Workers)

by Zopedol — last modified 2007-11-28 16:04
Each time workers are paid, employers must give them a pay slip with certain information.


Sectoral Determination 7 applies to all domestic workers  (including independent contractors and those employed by agencies), except domestic workers who -
  • work on farms; or
  • are covered by -
    • another sectoral determination, or
    • a bargaining council agreement.

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by this sectoral determination.

The provisions for pay slips do not apply to domestic workers working less than 24 hours a month for an employer.​

Content of Pay Slips

Employers must give workers the following information in writing when paid:

  • employers name and address
  • workers name and occupation
  • period for which payment is made
  • total salary or wages
  • any deductions
  • actual amount paid
  • if relevant to the calculation of pay:
    • workers pay and overtime rates
    • number of ordinary and overtime hours worked
    • number of hours worked on a Sunday or a public holiday