In Blackford Farms Ltd v Mulqueeney EATS/0031/06, the EAT held that an employee who lodged an out-of-time claim for unlawful deductions from wages when he was within the time limit for a breach of contract claim should not have been allowed to proceed with his claim. The fact that he could have brought a breach of contract claim did not mean that he had done so.
This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers unlawful deductions from wages.
In Coors Brewers Ltd v Adcock  EWCA Civ 19 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that employment tribunals do not have jurisdiction to hear claims for unlawful deductions from wages where a detailed investigation to identify the level of underpayment is required.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering income tax.
In Heatherwood & Wrexham Park Hospitals Trust v Beer EAT/0255/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee was entitled to her normal pay and not just sick pay during a period of suspension when she would have been unfit to work anyway.
In Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs v Leisure Employment Services Ltd EAT/0106/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that sums deducted from the pay of workers living in employer-provided accommodation to offset the cost of utility bills cannot be counted as part of their wages for the purposes of establishing if they are receiving the minimum wage.
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering time limits for making tribunal claims.
In Serco Ltd t/a Education Bradford & Ors v Quarshie EAT/0466/05, the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that an employee suspended on "full salary" did not suffer an unlawful deduction from wages when the employer exercised its contractual right to terminate a temporary upgrade in his responsibilities with a consequent loss of pay.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to tax and deductions from pay.