Minimum wage cheats to be named and shamed
9:23am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
WORKERS in Bolton who are not receiving the minimum wage are being urged to come forward as new plans to name and shame employers are being announced.
Employers who fail to pay the national minimum wage will be exposed under new government plans.
The rules aim to clamp down on rogue businesses and by naming employers it is hoped this will deter employers who otherwise may not be tempted to pay minimum wage.
In the original scheme employers had to meet one of seven criteria before they were named, and the minimum amount of national minimum wage owed to workers had to be at least £2,000 and the average per worker at least £500 before they were referred to the government.
Now these restrictions no longer apply so the employers who break the rules can be named.
In 2012-13 Her Majesty Revenue and Customs found 736 employers who did not pay the minimum wage, leading to £3.9 million in unpaid wages being recovered.
Workers who are affected can call the free and confidential Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.
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