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Wages Act: Unapproved reduction in guaranteed pay was an unlawful deduction

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    Davies and others v Hotpoint Ltd [1994] IRLR 538 EAT (0 other reports)

A collective agreement allowing a reduction in guaranteed pay where there was "approved" short-time working, referred to short-time working approved by the trade unions on behalf of the employees, holds the EAT in Davies and others v Hotpoint Ltd. Therefore a reduction in the employees' guaranteed minimum pay without such approval was a deduction from pay contrary to the Wages Act.

The Wages Act 1986 provides a statutory scheme of protection for workers against unlawful deductions being made from their pay.