Employment law & wages
This section is all about pay, and both employees' and employers' rights in this field. It is a broad topic and crosses over with leave, sickness and other absences. See our leave section for further details on these topics.
Fundamentally, things your employer should tell you regarding your pay when you start work are:
- the scale or rate of remuneration or the method of calculating it
- the method of payment, i.e directly to your bank, cash or cheque
- the date of payment, i.e weekly, monthly; and when in the month
Legally, as a new employee, or when entering a new contract at work, your employer must present you with a written document informing you of your agreed rate. Normally contained in your contract of employment, it should also state the intervals at which you will be paid. You should receive this written information within two months of your start date.
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