225 Objections to demand notice

(1)

An employer may lodge with the Authority an objection to a demand notice.

(2)

An objection must be lodged by an employer with the Authority within 28 days after the demand notice is served on the employer.

(3)

A demand notice has the consequences specified in subsection (4)—

(a)

if no objection is lodged before the close of the period specified in subsection (2); or

(b)

if any objection lodged before the close of the period specified in subsection (2) is withdrawn (whether before or after the close of that period).

(4)

The consequences are that the demand notice—

(a)

imposes a legal requirement on the employer to comply with it; and

(b)

is prima facie evidence before the court or the Authority or (for the purposes of paragraph (d), before the District Court) that the employer owes to the employee the wages or holiday pay or other money specified in the notice; and

(c)

may be enforced by the making by the Authority of a compliance order under section 137; and

(d)

is enforceable as a judgment debt under section 141 (which applies with any necessary modifications).

Section 225(4)(b): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).