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An employer who failed to furnish an employee with a notice of employment terms may be obligated to a higher salary

September 12, 2019

A terminated employee contended that his salary slips did not reflect his actual high salary and that no provisions were made to pension funds although they were deducted from his salary.
The Court accepted the employee’s demand for compensation. An employee who contends to have received a salary other than that appearing in the pay slips must demonstrate the actual salary received. However, the law requires the employer to furnish the employee with a written notice of the employee’s employment terms and where an employer failed to do so, the salary slips may not be binding. Here, the employee presented documents that demonstrate that he was paid substantially higher amounts than those appearing in the salary slips and, as such, his salary for severance purposes will be higher than that appearing in the salary slips.