Rights from Day One

All people at work, including agency workers, enjoy these basic rights from their first day of work: 

All workers, not just employees, must be given an itemised payslip by the first pay date. The payslip must show gross wages, variable pay (for example, commission), any deductions and net wages.  

Where wages vary depending on the number of hours worked (for example, ‘zero hours’ contracting), the payslip must also show the number of hours for which you are being paid. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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