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Employee must sign payslip?

LWS
Member
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:01:23 AM  (Last updated: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 03:27:06 PM)

Hi All. With the advent of payslip by email, does employee still need to sign receive on a hardcopy of payslip? My HR attended a payroll related training and the Trainer said employee must sign on hardcopy. If so, how will this ruling co-exist with the internet/digital push? Thanks.

KL Siew
Administrator
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:36:51 AM

There is no provision in the Employment Act requiring payslips to be signed by the employees. It may be OK if you have a few employees but will not be feasible if you have lot of  employees and the payslips are computer generated.

LWS
Member
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:58:17 AM

Thanks KL.

LWS
Member
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:53:54 AM

Update:

My HR had checked with Selangor labour office. The Selangor labour office replied that the trainer was quoting from a 1957 Act. The selangor labour office said we can ignore the employee signing part and they are drafting an amendment to the 1957 Act to address this outdated issue. 

But shame on the trainer for not keeping up with times and teaching a fact that doesn't jive well with Govt push for IR4.0. Further more, like what KL say above, it's not practical to ask HR to go get 1,000+ employee to sign every other month. 

Cola
Member
Tue, 24 Dec 2019 02:50:20 PM

Hi All,

Would like to check does EA stated employee payslip / register file compulsory to display in BM? Does it not compliance if system display in ENG as global languange?

Thanks. 

KL Siew
Administrator
Tue, 24 Dec 2019 03:27:06 PM

The Employment Act doesn't seen to have such a requirement but that could be a government policy. Give a call to the Labour Department Headquaters to get an official ruling.