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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 536

Employer obligations in relation to pay slips

             (1)  An employer must give a pay slip to each of its employees within one working day of paying an amount to the employee in relation to the performance of work.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).

Note 2:       Section 80 of the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 requires an employer to give information to an employee to whom the employer pays an instalment under that Act.

             (2)  The pay slip must:

                     (a)  if a form is prescribed by the regulations--be in that form; and

                     (b)  include any information prescribed by the regulations.

Note 1:       This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).

Note 2:       If an employer fails to comply with subsection (1) or (2), the employer may bear the burden of disproving allegations in proceedings relating to a contravention of certain civil remedy provisions: see section 557C.

             (3)  An employer must not give a pay slip for the purposes of this section that the employer knows is false or misleading.

Note:          This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply if the pay slip is not false or misleading in a material particular.



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