Chapter

Protection of Wages

Astra Emir

in Selwyn's Law of Employment

Edition 20

Published on behalf of © Astra Emir and The Estate of the late Norman Selwyn 2018

Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9780198814849
Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191852510 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198814849.003.0008
Protection of Wages

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This chapter considers the provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996 for the protection of wages. First, it considers the definition of wages, and what are deductions. It then goes on to look at restrictions on unauthorised deductions from wages and payments (ERA, ss 13, 15); excepted deductions and excepted payments (ERA, ss 14, 16); deductions and payments in retail employment (ERA, ss 17–18); and complaints to an employment tribunal (ERA, s 23). The chapter also discusses the rules for national minimum wage and national living wage, covering who qualifies for them, the hourly rates and methods of enforcement.

Keywords: Employment Rights Act; Deductions; unauthorised deductions; What are wages; A week’s pay; Deductions from pay; payments; national minimum wage; NMW; living wage

Chapter.  8601 words. 

Subjects: Employment and Labour Law

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