Although the government made it compulsory to issue pay stubs from November 19 last year, it was found that one out of two non-regular workers did not receive a pay stub. The low grant rate was also noticeable in workplaces with fewer than five employees.
Workplace Gapjil 119 surveyed 1,000 office workers last month on the 9th, and 72.2% of the total respondents answered that they were “receiving pay stubs.” The survey was conducted online from the 3rd to the 10th of last month by Embrain Republic, an opinion polling agency. According to the Labor Standards Act, a fine of up to 5 million won can be imposed on an employer who fails to issue or fills out a wage slip.
87.8% of regular workers and 48.8% of non-regular workers answered that they received a pay stub, resulting in a wide gap by employment type. When the workplace was small, the non-grant rate increased. 90% of workers at large companies with 300 or more and 39.1% of workers at workplaces with fewer than 5 said that they received a pay stub. Only 36.3% of workers earning less than 1.5 million won a month received a pay stub.
Person A, who attends a mid-sized hospital, said, “Even after the law came into force, they have not paid a statement of wages.” He said, “I only gave the statement to the person who raised the problem, and there were only two things on the statement: basic salary and overtime pay.”
Employee B also said, “Since I joined the company, the company has never given me a pay stub. Even though the law has changed, we are doing the same thing.”
21 office workers reported to the ‘Salary Thief Report Center’ temporarily operated by Workplace Gapjil 119 from November 22 to December 31 last year. Among them, 11 cases were not issued by the government, and 10 cases were false statements. Ten people gave up reporting for fear that their identities would be revealed, and four of the remaining 11 people were promised pay stubs after raising the issue. Workplace Gapjil 119 plans to report the remaining seven workplaces that did not receive a statement to the Ministry of Employment and Labor.
“It is natural for workers to know what their wages are and whether they have been paid in full from the company,” said Yoon-hee Jo, a certified labor attorney (workplace worker 119). do,” he said.