The government announced their intention to name and shame employers in August 2013 and has just published details of five employers who have failed to pay their employees the correct National Minimum Wage. In addition to this, the penalty for employers who fail to pay their workers the NMW increased from £5,000 to £20,000 with effect from 7th March 2014. It is intended that further legislation shall be imposed to ensure that the £30,000 refers to a fine per employee that has been underpaid rather than an overall maximum for breach of the Regulations.
Don’t get caught out, take advice from one of our Employment Solicitors. Employment Tribunals and HMRC investigations are very costly and can be avoided. We can advise you on the correct rates of pay for your employees, apprentices and agency workers.