BANDNews-Back issues: Short Changed?

From MAY 2017
A lthough the national minimum wage and living wage levels increased in April, research by the DfE in 2016 and more recently by the Family & Childcare Trust suggests that up to 20,000 nursery workers or 1 in 10 of the workforce are being paid below the minimum level they’re legally entitled to.

Earlier this year when the first major ‘named & shamed’ list of
employers was published 22 childcare providers were subject to enforcement action by HMRC after being found to be in breach of the legislation. Employers can face fines of up to 200% of the amount of arrears owed!

Employees should make sure they’re getting what their owed, employers should make sure they’re paying at least the minimum levels that apply.

Visit the ACAS page on minimum wage rates to check the rates: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.asp

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