Deductions FAQs

What is a deduction?

A deduction is an itemised amount subtracted from your pay.

What deductions can an employer make?

Deductions are unlawful unless allowed by:

  • the authority of any Law, Regulation or other Enactment containing such a requirement e.g. deduction of an employee's Social Security Contributions
  • a judgement or order of the Royal Court or Petty Debts Court
  • the permission of the employee

Can an employer deduct till shortages from wages?

It is sensible for any such provision to be specifically referred to in the terms of employment as this will prevent disputes arising should an employer require to make such a deduction. Without such a provision, employees may take a complaint about pay deductions to the Tribunal.


Mar 2020

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