The simple answer to this is yes.
Employers are obliged under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) section 536 to provide an employee with a payslip within one working day of the employee’s pay day for any payment made in relation to the performance of work.
How should I receive my payslips?
A payslip can be provided to an employee in printed or handwritten form (hard copy), or via electronic means such as email.
If your employer provides an electronic version of your payslip it must contain the same information as a hard copy of your payslip.
What should I do if I have lost my payslip(s)?
Employers are obliged to keep records relating to each employee’s employment for 7 years. The records that the employer is required to keep include pay records.
If you have lost your records, you can request in writing that your employer makes the pay records available to you. Your employer may tell you a time that you can view the records (within 3 days of receiving the request) or may send you copies of the pay records it has for you (within 14 days of receiving the request).
If you think your payslips are incorrect, you are not receiving a payslip for your work, or your employer won’t let you see copies of your payslips please give us a call on (03) 5722 4681 to discuss how we can assist you.
MORGAN COUZENS LEGAL