Living wages are paid

What you must do - law 4

Payslips - all workers

General Employment Law

  • Workers must be provided with a payslip stating gross pay, itemised deductions and the purpose for which they are made and net pay.
  • Workers must be paid regularly at least once per month


There are no additional requirements for payslips under the Agricultural Wages Order

Holiday - all workers

General Employment Law

  • Holiday pay is calculated on a worker’s contracted daily rate. For example, if a worker was contracted to 8 hours per day at NMW, their holiday pay would be £45.84 per day.
  • If a worker has worked irregular hours, then an average of the last 12 weeks is taken. Weeks where no pay is received should be disregarded from this average, and an earlier week used in the calculation.Rolled-up holiday pay is illegal under the working time directive. (Rolled up holiday pay is where workers are paid for the holiday to which they are entitled (5.6 weeks’ holiday each year, pro rata as part of their hourly rate. )  Should workers take holiday, they would then not be paid during this time.
  • Employers should be paying holiday pay at the time their workers actually take their holidays rather than include an amount for holiday pay in the hourly rate of pay.
  • If a worker leaves their job, they must be paid their outstanding holiday allowance at the appropriate day rate.

Agricultural Workers Order

  • Holiday pay is calculated according to a workers normal day rate (normal week’s pay/days worked each week).
  • If a worker has worked irregular hours, then an average of the last 12 weeks is taken. If they have worked less than 12 weeks, then the average from the start of their employment is calculated.
  • Holiday pay should be based on actual earnings excluding voluntary overtime.

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