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Pay Slips

You must receive a pay slip – either printed or electronic – within 1 working day of your pay day.

Pay slips may not seem important, but all your details are there in black and white.

Pay slips can help you tell if you’re underpaid and make it easier to calculate how much back pay you are entitled.

It is important that you keep your pay slips.

Your employer has a legal obligation to maintain accurate pay records for 7 years.

If you suspect you’ve been underpaid and your employer has not maintained accurate records, they will have to disprove that an underpayment has occurred unless they have a reasonable excuse.

» Your name.

» Your employer’s name and Australian Business Number (ABN).

» The nature of your employment (full-time, part time, casual)

» Date of payment.

» The period for which you are being paid.

» The gross and net amounts of pay.

» Any penalty rates, bonuses, loadings, allowances, incentive based payments or other paid entitlements.

» Balance of leave accruals

» Your ordinary hourly pay rate;

» Number of hours worked at that rate and;

» The amount of pay at that rate.

» The details of any deductions from your pay.

» Information about your super contribution including the amounts of contributions, and the fund to which the contribution was made.

Electronic pay slips must list the same information as hard copy pay slips. Electronic pay slips must be provided to you:

» Securely and confidentially via email or into an electronic personal account.

» In an easily printable format.

Keep your pay slips because if you’re being underpaid, the SDA can work out how much you’re owed and make sure you get this back.

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