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A Salary Verification Letter is used to verify the employee's employment history, salary and other compensation. This can be drafted by either the employer or the employee who will deliver the letter to the employer for their signature.
An employee might need a Salary Verification Letter in the following circumstances:
If the letter will be used for a visa application, the letter can also include a certification of leave. Some consulates require a certification of leave to verify that the applicant has ties to the country of origin such as gainful employment to go back to.
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This letter includes basic information about the employee's time with the employer. It includes specific information such as the employee's position and period of employment. The letter will also ask for the annual salary of the employee and the average amounts that the employee receives as additional compensation such as commission, bonuses, miscellaneous pay, etc.
If the letter will include a certification of leave, the starting and ending dates of the leave will also be asked.
Once the letter is completed, it should be signed and sent to the recipient by the employer. The employee may keep copies of the letter for their records or for future use.
There are no relevant laws regarding Salary Verification Letters. It is an informal letter provided by the employer to the employee as a courtesy.
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Other names for the document: Salary Verification Letter, Verification of Salary, Certification of Salary, Employer's Verification of Salary, Employer's Letter to Verify Salary