Employees who get paid with paper checks tend to get a pay stub with each one of these checks. The stub simply explains the amount that they were paid by showing them things like the deductions that were made, the hours worked, the hourly rate, any overtime hours and things like this.
In today’s world, though, being paid with a paper check is increasingly common. Most employees use direct deposit and the money just shows up in the bank account at the end of the week. They don’t actually get anything on payday from their employer, at least not in a physical sense.
But it’s still important for employees to get electronic pay stubs. If they want to go back and check to make sure that they got the proper payment for the week, this is what gives them the way to do it. For instance, an employee may believe that they were supposed to be paid overtime but not see the increase in wages in the total payment. By looking back, they may find that the overtime was never billed properly or included in that payment. They can discover wage and hour violations.
It’s illegal not to provide pay stubs
In fact, Pennsylvania law makes it illegal for employers to fail to offer these pay stubs to their employees. They have to be provided. An employee who has not been given the proper documentation cannot know if they are being paid fairly or not, and so employers are obligated to follow this law, no matter how those payments are made.
If you believe that you have been paid too little or if you haven’t been given the pay stubs that you are entitled to, it’s time to take a look into all of your legal options.