A deduction from wages occurs when an employee’s wages are less than the total amount properly due to them on that occasion.
To make any deductions from a worker’s wages, an employer must first ensure that the deduction is either required or permitted by statute (e.g. where an attachment of earnings order is made by a court), or authorised by relevant provision in the worker’s contract, or, that the worker has given their prior written consent that the deduction can be made. For example, an employer could make a deduction from an employee’s wages to pay for damaged work properly only if there is provision for this in the contract of employment or the employee has expressly agreed to this in writing.
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