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My employer hasn’t paid, or has only partially paid my salary. Can I leave without serving notice?

Paying salary in a timely manner helps employees to manage their financial needs and commitments.

If you are not paid on time, approach your employer to understand if there are reasons for the late payment, and whether the regular payment schedule can be resumed.

If you are still not paid your full salary within 7 days of it being due, your employer is considered to have breached the terms of employment. You can terminate employment without serving notice, and you should inform your employer of your decision in writing.

You can also file a salary claim at the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM), or approach your union for assistance.

Last Updated: 7 September 2017