Deductions from pay

The Payment of Wages Act, 1991 provides that, with every wage packet, every employee has the right to a written statement of their pay and deductions. Employers may not make deductions from wages or receive payment from their workers unless it is:

  • Required by law (eg PAYE or PRSI) or
  • Provided for in the contract of employment or
  • Made with the written consent of the employee.

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