25. Wages to be paid in legal tender.

(1) Except as otherwise expressly permitted by this Act, the entire amount of the wages earned by, or payable to, any employee in respect of any work done by him shall be actually paid to him in legal tender, and every payment of, or on account of, any such wages made in any other form shall be illegal, null and void.

(2) Every employee shall be entitled to recover in the courts or before the Director-General acting under section 69 so much of his wages, exclusive of sums lawfully deducted under Part IV, as shall not have been actually paid to him in legal tender or paid to him by any of the ways under section 25A.