The Employments Rights Act 1996, sections 13 – 27 determine the circumstances in which:
An employer is not entitled to make a deduction from wages of a worker employed by him unless:
The right of a worker not to suffer deductions does not apply to the deduction from a worker’s wages made by his employer where the purpose of the deduction is reimbursement of:
Furthermore, such deductions do not apply to a deduction of a worker’s wages:
Finally, such deductions do not apply to a deduction in pursuance of any arrangements which have been established:
and under which the employer is to deduct and pay over to a third person amounts notified to the employer by that person as being due to him from the worker, if the deduction is made in accordance with the relevant notification by that person.
An employer is not entitled to receive a payment from a worker employed by him. The worker’s right and the exceptions broadly mirror those pertaining to the right not to suffer unlawful deductions.
The definition of wages includes: