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(2) Wages to be given an 'ordinary meaning'

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(2) Wages to be given an 'ordinary meaning'

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(2)     Wages to be given an 'ordinary meaning'

The first thing to note when considering the definition of wages in ERA 1996 s 27(1)(a) is that there needs to be something more than a mere causal connection between the employment and the payment. In Delaney v Staples [1992] IRLR 191, HL, Lord Browne-Wilkinson emphasised the need to keep the 'normal meaning' of wages in mind when considering the definition. He stated:

''… the essential characteristic of wages is that they are consideration for work done or to be done under a contract of employment. If a payment

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