Fair Work Update: Employee Deduction Rules

Mar 19, 2024 | Fairwork Updates, Payroll

Fair Work have enacted new rules relating to the deductions that you make from Employees pay. The new rules apply for deductions made after 30 December 2023.

Key Points:

  • All deductions require written authorisation by the employee
  • This applies to one-off or recurring deductions.
  • Changes to deductions amounts will require a new authorisation in writing from the employee.


  • Awards and agreements may allow deductions in certain circumstances.
  • Child support and Garnishee orders are exempt as these are legal requirements

Get the Details:

Visit https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay-and-wages/deductions-and-related-issues/deducting-pay for comprehensive information and guidelines.

What You Need to Do:

  • Ensure written permission for deductions.
  • Familiarise yourself with the rules.
  • Stay compliant with Fair Work Act changes.

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