Can my boss deduct money from my salary?
Employers may not deduct money from a worker’s pay unless:
The worker agrees in writing to the deduction of a debt
The deduction is made in terms of a collective agreement, law (e.g. UIF contributions), court order or arbitration award.
When can a deduction be made from my salary?
Deductions for damage or loss caused by the worker may only be made if:
The employer has followed a fair procedure and given the worker a chance to show why the deduction should not be made
The worker agrees in writing
The total deduction is not more than 25% of the worker’s net pay.
What about deductions for Benefit Funds?
Employers must pay the employee’s deductions to benefit funds (pension, provident, retirement, medical aid, etc.)
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