By Kate Brown
Almost 240 employers who have failed to pay their staff the national minimum wage have been named and shamed by the government. The list of employers includes: Odeon and UCI cinema group in Manchester; Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club; Doncaster Rovers FC; Bristol City FC. In some cases, employers deducted wages for uniforms and/or failed to pay for travel time.
As of April 2018, the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates currently stand as follows:
- NLW (25+) – £7.83 per hour
- NMW (21- 24) – £7.38 per hour
- NMW (18-20) – £5.90 per hour
- NMW (16-17) – £4.20 per hour
Andrew Griffiths, Business Minister, commented: “Employers who don’t do the right thing face fines as well as being hit with the bill for payback”. Around £1.4 million has been recovered in pay back for 22,400 workers. Employers have been fined almost £2 million.
Bryan Sanderson, Low Pay Commission chairman, said: “It is crucial that employers understand their responsibilities and workers know their rights around the minimum wage”.
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