Employment Law

Deduction from Wages

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Deduction from Wages

It is unlawful for an employer to make deductions from an employees wages unless authorised by –

  1. The worker giving his consent in writing
  2. The Contract of Employment
  3. Statutory Authority

There are very few exceptions to these provisions but one exception is to enable an employer to recover inadvertently overpaid wages.

“Wages” include holiday pay and commission but exclude “expenses” or loans advanced by the employer to the employee.

Statutory authority provides that an employer may make deductions from earnings without the written consent of the employee where he is directed to do so by a Court – good examples being Child Support Agency liability orders or Attachment of Earnings Orders used to enforce judgment debts in the civil courts.

The employee’s remedy against unlawful deduction from wages is to apply to an Employment Tribunal within three months of the act complained of occurring. An employer may be ordered to repay sums improperly deducted and more significantly those sums repaid will be forfeited by the employer who will not be allowed to recover them by other means.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

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