Understanding your pay
When you start work, your employer should tell you how much you’ll be paid and how often. They should also tell you:
- the day or date you’ll be paid, eg each Friday or the last day of the month
- how you’ll be paid, eg cash, cheque or bank transfer
You might need to know how to work out your weekly pay if you have to claim payments for redundancy or compensation from your employer.
If you’re a part-time worker, you must get at least the same hourly pay rate as a full-time worker doing a similar job.