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PROTECTION OF WAGES ACT
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SUMMARY

An Act to make provision for the protection of wages of workers.

 

KEY DEFINITIONS

 

Wages Remuneration or earnings however designated or calculated, capable of being expressed in terms of money and fixed by mutual agreement or by law which are payable by virtue of a contract of employment either expressed or implied by an employer to an employee for work done or to be done or for services rendered or to be rendered.
Worker A person to whom wages are paid or are payable under a contract of employment (including a contract of apprenticeship) expressed or implied.

 

MAIN FEATURES

  • Discount, interest or any similar charge made on account of any advance of wages are prohibited.
  • Deductions or payment in respect of fines are prohibited except for bad or negilgent work, or for injury to the materials and property to the employer occasioned by wilful misconduct.
  • Deductions and assignments of wages should not exceed 1/3 of wages of a pay period.
  • Employer shall keep a register of wage payments.

 




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