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Unauthorised deductions

One of three conditions has to be met for an employer to lawfully make deductions from wages or take payments from a worker. If this is not the case then the deduction is unauthorised. For the deduction or payment to be authorised it must be;
• required or authorised by legislation (for example, income tax or national
insurance deductions;
• authorised by the worker’s contract – provided the worker has been given
a written copy of the relevant terms or a written explanation of them
before it is made; or
• consented to by the worker in writing before it is made

See also;

Unauthorised deductions from your wages

How to write a grievance about unauthorised deductions from your wages

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