Wages Protection Amendment Act 2016

6 Section 5 amended (Deductions with worker’s consent)


Replace section 5(1) with:


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


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


on the written request of the worker.


After section 5(1), insert:


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.