Payment of Wages in UK Law

  • Geys v Societe Generale, London Branch
    • Supreme Court
    • 19 Dec 2012
    ...... to a sum contractually due to him in the form of a termination payment amounting to more than €12.5m and to damages for breach of contract. The ... is at the heart of the issue: why should the employee not sue for wages if it is the act of the employer which has prevented his performing the ......
  • Delaney v Staples (trading as De Montfort Recruitment)
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Mar 1992
    ...... case raises a point of some importance on the construction of the Wages Act 1986. That Act prohibits an employer from making unauthorised ... in this case is whether "wages" for this purpose includes a payment in lieu of notice paid by an employer when terminating employment without ......
  • Atherton v British Insulated and Helsby Cables Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 11 Dec 1925
    ...... the income and, as far as necessary, the capital of the fund in payment of the benefits provided. Two of the trustees of the fund were to be ... Watson's phrase, "trading" capital, the proper source for payment of wages and other expenses incurred in the conduct of a trader's business. See ......
  • Johnson v Unisys Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Mar 2001
    ...... if an employee is dismissed without due notice he can claim the payment of wages he would have earned for the period of notice. From this payment ......
  • Roberts v Hopwood
    • House of Lords
    • 03 Apr 1925
    ......The question is not whether I should have sanctioned these wages. I probably should not. Or whether the auditor or the Whitley Council ... regards the question of the exorbitant or excessive nature of the payments made, it seems to me that that is not the only question which we have to ......
  • Mairs (HM Inspector of Taxes) v Haughey (Northern Ireland)
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Jul 1993
    ...... entitlement to be paid a non-statutory enhanced redundancy payment in the event of his becoming redundant in return for the payment of a ... by section 131(1) of the 1988 Act as including "all salaries, fees, wages, perquisites and profits whatsoever." . . 27 ......
  • Geary v Rankine
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 29 Mar 2012
    ...... time before the relationship began he had received a redundancy payment. . 2 In 1996 Mr Rankine acquired a guesthouse called ...The profit and loss accounts also showed a deduction for wages which, according to Mr Rankine on his pleaded case, included payment of ......
  • Delaney v Staples (trading as De Montfort Recruitment)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 Dec 1991
    ...... 1 This appeal raises two points on the correct interpretation of the Wages Act 1986. In 1988 Miss Mary Delaney was employed as a recruitment ...Subsequently Mr. Staples stopped payment of the cheque. He asserted that Miss Delaney had taken away confidential ......
  • McFarlane v Tayside Health Board
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Nov 1999
    ...... in respect of the expenses of the birth and the mother's loss of wages but refused damages for the pain and distress of labour holding that these ...These fall under two heads. The first is for the payment to both of them of the sum claimed in the first conclusion. This is a ......
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Duke of Westminster
    • House of Lords
    • 07 May 1935
    ...... question were Persons then in the employ of the Respondent at fixed wages or salaries: and after the completion of the deeds continued in the ...The Crown say that the payments made under the deed were made in the circumstances given in evidence as ......
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