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More than 200 employers named and shamed for failing to pay the minimum wage

Jul 6, 2018

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By Kate Brown

More than 200 employers name and shamed for failing to pay the minimum wage - Knowles Warwick

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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