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I did some basic cleanup, but there's a lot more that could be done. In particular, few assertions have sources, but they say that in "many" cases, "most" of the time, or "often" they are true. I suspect this is based on personal experience, and when I started the article, it asserted that most modern countries don't use physical paychecks anymore (this is not true in the U.S.).

Part of the problem is that this article exists in a sort of an uneasy position somewhere between payroll and cheque (with warrant on the side), all of which have received more attention. I see the need for a separate entry, but there's still work that could be done to harmonize the three (or four) entries. The part of the warrant article that deals with this type of warrant is currently an eyesore, but I think it's referring to more than just paychecks, so I'm not sure exactly how to integrate it.

MrNonchalant (talk) 18:45, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. It still needs more work, that's for sure. Rd232 talk 21:37, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
I tightened the language and rewrote the first sentence to show relevance to paychecks. Greensburger (talk) 02:08, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Is it required by law?[edit]

I've been trying to find some information about the legal requirements for employers regarding pay stubs but I haven't been able to find online resources that answer the following questions:

  • Is the employer in the US required by law to provide pay stubs/slips to the employee?
  • What is the legally required information that a pay stub must contain?

Does anyone know of any resources they can share?

Tyomero (talk) 18:28, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

How Were Employees Paid Prior To The Invention Of The Paycheque?[edit]

This article mentions nothing on the subject, nor does any other easily searchable article. You can't expect me to believe employment didn't begin until the paycheque was invented, but that seems to be the implication of contemporary literature. (talk) 01:56, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

They were paid by cash, obviously. In the UK, paying wages in cash was common until the 1980's. This was partially due to the Truck Acts which banned payment in goods or vouchers. Everybody had the right to demand payment in cash, and until the 1970's having a bank account was a minority activity. This was all changed by Margaret Thatcher's government, who abolished the Truck Acts, and since then most people have been paid by direct transfer to their bank accounts. I do not think being paid by a Pay Cheque (which you then had to deposit yourself in your own time) was ever a significant means of payment in the UK. TiffaF (talk) 19:44, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

No working references[edit]

There's a very noticeable paucity of references in this article. Even worse, neither of the references work for me. I'm on a mobile phone so there's a possibility that this is because of issues with a mobile redirect, but of the two references, the second website doesn't seem to exist any more. Pipedreambomb (talk) 13:16, 26 December 2015 (UTC)