Wages Protection Act 1983

5 Deductions with worker’s consent

(1)

An employer may, for a lawful purpose, make deductions from wages payable to a worker—

(a)

with the written consent of the worker (including consent in a general deductions clause in the worker’s employment agreement); or

(b)

on the written request of the worker.

(1A)

An employer must not make a specific deduction in accordance with a general deductions clause in a worker’s employment agreement without first consulting the worker.

(2)

A worker may vary or withdraw a consent given or request made by that worker for the making of deductions from that worker’s wages, by giving the employer written notice to that effect; and in that case, that employer shall—

(a)

within 2 weeks of receiving that notice, if practicable; and

(b)

as soon as is practicable, in every other case,—

cease making or vary, as the case requires, the deductions concerned.

Compare: 1964 No 58 ss 7(1), 9

Section 5(1): replaced, on 1 April 2016, by section 6(1) of the Wages Protection Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 12).

Section 5(1A): inserted, on 1 April 2016, by section 6(2) of the Wages Protection Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 12).