In terms of section 33 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (“the Act”) an employee must receive information in writing about his or her remuneration. The Act furthermore requires that such written information, also known as an employee’s payslip, details one’s earnings, as well as the amount and purpose of any deduction(s). Section 34A of the Act deals with the paying of contributions to benefit funds such as contributions to a pension fund, provident fund, medical aid or a similar fund. In this regard, the Act requires the employer to pay the benefit fund contributions to the fund within seven days.
Many employees simply accept that their payslips are correct and file them away without thoroughly checking the information it contains. Instances where employees’ benefit fund contributions and/or tax are not correctly deducted and paid over may have serious financial consequences. Prevention is better than cure and we therefore encourage employees to carefully check their payslips every month. Please feel free to contact our Call Centre on 0861 25 24 23 if you have any enquiry in this regard.