The law about the issuance of payslips to employees.
Aside from issues about wage and salary, some employees are also concerned about the issuance of payslips as proof that their company is paying them correctly. There are people who are not aware of what the law says and the Supreme Court ruling in some cases. Although there is no specific rule of law that oblige companies to provide their employees with payslip, the Supreme Court ruling in certain court cases states that companies need to provide their employees with this important document.
As also being featured on laborlaw.ph, here are screenshots of Supreme Court ruling on cases filed on court:
(INSERT SCREENSHOT OF VINOYA VERSUS REGENT FOOD CORPORATION, LIM v TIMEX SAWMILL)
Aside from these Supreme Court decisions, there are some provisions in the law for helpers and other employees in private companies about their rights for payslips:
- House maids and helpers: Under RA 10361 (also known as Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay), Section 26 requires the employers to issue them with payslips. 26. Pay Slip. – The employer shall at all times provide the domestic worker with a copy of the pay slip containing the amount paid in cash every pay day, and indicating all deductions made, if any. The copies of the pay slip shall be kept by the employer for a period of three (3) years. Here is an example of the payslip.
- Employees in private companies and institutions- There is not specific ruling in the Labor Code that requires private companies and institutions to provide their employees with payslips. However, according to the Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code, companies must keep their payroll intact as proof of their employees’ salary and benefits.
SEC. 6. Payrolls. – (a) every employer shall pay his employees by means of payroll wherein the following information and data shall be individually shown:
- length of time to be paid;
- the rate of pay per month, week, day or hours, piece, etc.;
- the amount due for regular work;
- the amount due for overtime work;
- deductions made from the wages of the employees; and
- Amount actually paid.