Accurate and legally correct pay slips are compulsory in Australia for all employees and must be provided by their employer within one working day of the end of each pay cycle.

Pay slips must contain details of the payments, deductions, and superannuation contributions for each pay period. The following information must be included on all pay slips issued to each employee as prescribed by the Fair Work Act 2009 and the Fair Work Regulations 2009. Your pay slip will include your name, the organization’s name, Australian Business Number, pay period date of payment, gross and net pay, the ordinary hourly rate, the number of hours worked at that rate, the total dollar amount of pay at that rate, any loadings, allowances, bonuses, incentive-based payments, penalty rates or other paid entitlements and any superannuation contributions paid for the employee’s benefit, the name and or number of the superannuation fund the contributions were made to. If you have questions or concerns about your pay slip please speak to your line manager or payroll administrator.

If an organization does not provide accurate pay slips they may be issued an infringement notice by fair work and repeated non compliance may result in a court issued penalties that can be up to $63,000 per breach for an organisation and $630,000 if the breaches are part of a pattern of non-compliance and done knowingly.