VIC Employer not Showing Annual Leave or Long Service Leave in Payslips

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12 March 2015
I'm working at this company for 14 years. I don't know how many annual leave, long service leave and sick leave I have because the employer hasn't been writing down these details in the pay slips. We have to ask all the time how many days of leave I have got. Is the employer doing legal or illegal things? What can I do in this situation?


Hi Neli,

While it is recommended to show leave balances it’s not a requirement. However, your employer must tell you your leave balance if you ask for it.

Employers must put on their payslips:
  • employer’s and employee’s name
  • employer’s Australian Business Number (if applicable)
  • pay period
  • date of payment
  • gross and net pay
  • if the employee is paid an hourly rate:
    • the ordinary hourly rate
    • the number of hours worked at that rate
    • the total dollar amount of pay at that rate
  • any loadings, allowances, bonuses, incentive-based payments, penalty rates or other paid entitlements that can be separated out from an employee’s ordinary hourly rate
  • the pay rate that applied on the last day of employment
  • any deductions from the employee's pay
  • any superannuation contributions