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pay

Pay is the main reason most of us go to work, so how much, when and how you get paid, including notice periods, deductions and overtime, are crucial terms of your contract with your employer.

  • Do I have the right to a pay statement?  more...
  • Who is entitled to minimum pay?  more...
  • If I am laid off work for a lengthy period what is my position?  more...
  • I have been suspended from work on medical grounds, what are my rights?  more...
  • What rights do I have to payment during sickness?  more...
  • How much should I be paid?  more...
  • When should my pay be subject to review?  more...
  • Will my pay review take account of performance through appraisal or some other method?  more...
  • How is my pay calculated?  more...
  • When should I be paid?  more...
  • Can I choose whether my pay is paid in cash or direct to my bank account?  more...
  • Am I entitled to be paid overtime and, if so, how is it recorded and claimed?  more...
  • Am I entitled to a bonus and, if so, is it entirely discretionary?  more...
  • Can my employer make deductions from my pay?  more...
  • What are lawful deductions from wages authorised by statute?  more...
  • What deductions from wages may be permitted by the contract of employment?  more...
  • What deductions from wages are covered by advance written agreement?  more...
  • I am a shop worker. Can my employer make deductions from wages to cover till shortages?  more...
  • I have been told by the payroll department that I have been overpaid. Can my employer make deductions from wages without my agreement?  more...
  • Our employer has not paid us any money this week. What can we do?  more...
  • We went on strike for one day. Can our employer refuse to pay?  more...
  • Am I entitled to pay on days when I do not work?  more...
  • What examples of absences authorised by contract of employment are there and what is the entitlement to pay?  more...
  • What examples of absences authorised by statute are there and what is the entitlement to pay?  more...
  • What examples of unauthorised absence are there and what is the entitlement to pay?  more...
  • Am I entitled to pay for days when I am laid off?  more...
  • Am I entitled to paid leave and how should it be arranged?  more...
  • Do I get paid when absent on sick leave?  more...
  • What is SSP?  more...
  • What is the minimum wage that I am entitled to?  more...
  • My employer says that I have to work on standby. What are the implications for my pay?  more...
  • My employer says that I have to work on standby. Does this count as working time?  more...
  • If I am temporarily laid off from work what is my pay position?  more...
  • I work nights and weekends. Shouldn't I be getting paid more than colleagues who work normal hours?  more...
  • I quit my job without notice. Am I entitled to be paid for the period I've worked this month?  more...
  • Where I work, agency staff are paid more than full-time staff. Is this allowed?  more...
  • Our employer asks us to turn up 15 minutes before work starts, but doesn't pay us for this time. Shouldn't this come under our paid time?  more...
  • If we are only a few minutes late for work, we lose 30 minutes pay. Can our employer do this?  more...
  • Should I get paid double for working bank holidays?  more...
  • Am I entitled to a workplace pension?   more...
  • What is a NEST pension?   more...

further information

For more on pay, taxes, pensions and expenses, visit our your money channel.

Check your pay

Do you know how much other people get paid for your job? Use our online salary checker to see if you're being paid fairly.

If you know your annual salary and would like to work out what that comes to as an hourly rate (or vice versa), you can use our online pay reckoner.