Key Cost Containment: EAT Decision

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 19 November 2013
Deirdre Crowley
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This article is about a decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal where an employer’s approach to a Payment of Wages and union recognition issue was endorsed.

The case involves a cross appeal to a decision of the Rights Commissioner (Reference number r-065472-pw-08 et al) under the Payment of Wages Act 1991 by both the employer and the 16 employees concerned. The question to be addressed by the Tribunal was whether there had been a lawful pay deduction by the employer or not. Due to the complexity and extensive evidence provided at the hearing of this matter the case was heard over a nine day period.


The facts of the case were such that the employer, South

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