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Right to Pay

Key Points

  • An employee’s right to pay is governed by the contract of employment.
  • The right to pay is subject to statutory minimums – the national minimum wage.
  • Employees are entitled to pay during certain absences, including holiday, family and caring related absence, and sickness absence (subject to satisfying statutory sick pay criteria).
  • Employees are protected from employers making unlawful deductions from their wages.
  • Some level of deductions are permitted for retail employees

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