Basic Guide to Pay Slips (Farm Workers)

by Zopedol — last modified 2007-11-28 16:05
Each time workers are paid; employers must give them a pay slip containing certain details.


Sectoral Determination 13: Farm Worker Sector applies to all workers on a farm including -
  • domestic workers, and
  • security guards.
The sectoral determination does not apply to workers 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.​

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
  • Employer’s registration number with the Unemployment Insurance Fund and the contribution to the fund.  
  • 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 an agreement to average working time has been concluded
An employer must retain a copy or record of each statement for 3 years.