Wages Protection Amendment Act 2016

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

(1)

Replace section 5(1) with:

(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.

(2)

After section 5(1), insert:

(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.