Which wage deductions are lawful and would not constitute a breach of NMW?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 7 June 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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What deductions from pay that could potentially bring pay below the national minimum wage, other than tax and national insurance, which are lawful and would not constitute a breach of the national minimum wage?

Scott:  I think this goes back to Iceland and other cases that have been reported in the press. So give us a bit of background and then explain some of those things.

Seamus:  Well, we know that the national minimum wage and has been, unfortunately, for . . . I can't remember.

Scott:  Twenty years now, 2000s, the regulations?

Seamus:  I think that's right. But I mean, the current rates, you know, for 25 and up you're looking at £8.21 an hour, right down

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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