Monday 16 July is National Check Your Pay Day – APESMA recommends all members take some time to check that you are paid the right amount.
Jacki Baulch from APESMA said most members would have received their first pay slip for the financial year by Monday giving people the chance to make sure they are not being underpaid.
“Apart from being good practice to check your pay regularly, many things change on 1 July that could affect your pay packet,” Ms Baulch said.
“Many employers promise pay increases that take effect in the new financial year, EBAs often stipulate pay increases on this date and of course there are new income tax rates this year.”
Ms Baulch said every year APESMA members call the association’s Workplace Advice and Support team after noticing discrepancies in their pay packet.
“While most employers do the right thing its worth a quick check to make sure you are getting what you deserve,” Ms Baulch said.
“But if you do find something out of the ordinary APESMA has a team of experts who can help you discuss this with your employer.”