Wages and benefits paid for a standard working week shall meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and always be sufficient to meet basic needs of workers and their families and to provide some discretionary income. (ILO Conventions 26 and 131)

Deductions from wages for disciplinary measures shall not be permitted nor shall any deductions from wages not provided for by national law be permitted.

Deductions shall never constitute an amount that will lead the employee to receive less than the minimum wage.

Employees shall be adequately and clearly informed about the specifications of their wages including wage rates and pay period.

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