Employers duty to deduct any amount authorized by written law

Employers have a duty to deduct any amount authorized by written law. Section 19 (1f) of the Employment Act provides that an employer may deduct from the wages of his employee any amount due from the employee as a contribution to any provident fund or superannuation scheme or any other scheme approved by the Commissioner for Labour to which the employee has agreed to contribute. In Javan Were Mbango v H. Young & Co. (EA) Ltd [2012] EKLR the court held that in making payments to any employee, an employer must ensure that all the statutory deduction due are removed from the gross pay. And employer is therefore in law entitled to make a deduction of any amount which is authorized by any written law for the time being in force, collective agreement, wage determination, court order or arbitration award. http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/87349

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