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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets provide accessible public information on employment law issues.

Unlawful deductions

Unlawful deductions from wages is when a worker or employee has not received correct payment, through either an underpayment or failure to receive your whole wages. The Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 protects employees and workers from unauthorised deductions of wages, including late payments payable under your contract.

Frequently Asked Questions on Unlawful Deductions.

If the Law Centre’s Employment team can help, please contact us on 028 9024 4401:

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Right to work for European citizens post Brexit

From 1 July 2021, European citizens and their family members require immigration status to live in the UK. European citizens starting a new job must now provide evidence of their right to work to their prospective employer. This briefing explains how European citizens can provide evidence of their right to work. It is primarily aimed at European citizens who are seeking employment. It provides answers to problems that may arise and outlines potential sources of help.

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FAQ - Changes to Employment Contracts: What are My Rights?

The COVID pandemic has seen an increased number of callers contacting our employment advice line in response to their employer seeking to change their employment contract. In response, Law Centre NI has produced an FAQ, which aims to help clarify the rights of people in this situation.

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Coronavirus outbreak at my place of work – what are my rights?

This frequently asked question sheet provides guidance on your rights if there’s a Coronavirus outbreak in your work.

For free, tailored advice on any of the issues discussed in this FAQ or any other aspect of employment law, please call (028) 9024 4401 and ask to speak to an employment adviser, or alternatively email

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FAQs: Advice on Shielding and Work

This FAQs document provides advice to employees on their rights and responsibilities once the NI Executive's 'Shielding' scheme is paused on 31 July 2020.

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FAQs: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and Support for Employees

This FAQs document is frequently reviewed to reflect any updates in the Government's furloughing scheme, or other relevant areas of law and policy.

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FAQs: Redundancy

This Frequently Asked Question sheet provides an overview of your rights during a redundancy situation.

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FAQs: Support for Self-Employed People During the Coronavirus Outbreak [March 2020]

This Frequently Asked Questions Sheet provides an overview of what Government advice and support is available for people who are self-employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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