More National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

Despite all the publicity which surrounded the introduction of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 and over) in April 2016, it remains the case that too many employers are getting it wrong and paying their workers less than they should. In August 2016 the Government named and shamed another 197 employers, with the worst offender owing £99,541.98 to 30 workers.

The current rates are as follows:   

Age

Hourly Rate

25 and over

£7.20

21 – 24

£6.70

18 – 20

£5.30

16-17

£3.87

Apprentice (if 1st year or under 19)

£3.30

This table makes it look simple but of course not everyone works 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with a fixed annual salary. With irregular hours and pay structures comes confusion and it is easy to make mistakes. It is important to take professional advice.  

We have launched a new insurance backed employment service called Employer Protect to help. Find out more about Employer Protect here or for further information on how it can meet the needs of your business, contact employment.law@emsleys.com or call 0113 201 4900.

(For the full list see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/largest-ever-list-of-national-minimum-wage-offenders-published)

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