Pay statement (pay slip)

Collective agreements require that payment of wages must be accompanied with a written pay statement (pay-slip). Workers are entitled to ask their union representatives to check whether their wages and deductions made by their employer are calculated correctly. 

Collective agreements usually state that wages are to be paid monthly on the first day after the month ends for which the wages is being paid.  Wages are in some sectors paid on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Wages are usually paid directly into the worker’s personal bank account, but can also be paid directly with checks or money. 

The pay-statement issued to the worker is a valid receipt for the payment of his taxes and should be kept at least until the final tax assessment the following year.  

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