7 Deductions for board or lodging or time lost

(1)

In any case where a worker is provided with board or lodging by his employer, the deduction in respect thereof by the employer shall not exceed such amount as will reduce the worker’s wage calculated at the appropriate minimum rate by more than the cash value thereof as fixed by or under any Act, determination, or agreement relating to the worker’s employment, or, if it is not so fixed, the deduction in respect thereof by the employer shall not exceed such amount as will reduce the worker’s wages (as so calculated) by more than 15% for board or by more than 5% for lodging.

(2)

No deduction in respect of time lost by any worker shall be made from the wages payable to the worker under this Act except for time lost—

(a)

by reason of the default of the worker; or

(b)

by reason of the worker’s illness or of any accident suffered by the worker.

Compare: 1945 No 44 s 2(4), (5); 1974 No 106 s 3

Section 7(1): amended, on 15 May 1991, by section 3 of the Minimum Wage Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 27).