Basic Guide to Pay Slips (Learnerships)


by Zopedol — last modified 2007-11-28 16:06
Each time learners are paid; employers must give them a pay slip containing certain details.


  1. The Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships applies to-
    • the employment of a learner –
      • who has concluded a learnership agreement; and
      • who was not employed by the employer party to the learnership agreement when the agreement was concluded; and
    • every employer who employs a learner.

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


Content of Pay Slips

Employers must give learners the following information in writing when they are paid:
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Learner’s name and learnership
  • Period for which payment is made
  • Total salary or wages
  • Any deductions
  • The actual amount paid
  • If relevant to the calculation of pay:
    • Learner’s pay and overtime rates
    • Number of ordinary and overtime hours worked
    • Number of hours worked on Sundays or public holidays
    • Total number of ordinary and overtime hours worked in the period of averaging, if an agreement to average working time has been concluded.

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