Almost 200 firms were named and shamed for underpaying minimum wage employees in August.
These companies were ordered to reimburse more than 34,000 employees who were underpaid, as well as being handed fines of more than £.3.2 million by HMRC, However, the majority of these underpayments were unintentional had been corrected prior to the investigation.
But, with firms like Pret a Manger and John Lewis on the list, it shows that even big companies can be caught out by errors.
When was the last time you reviewed your staff pay to ensure that it was in line with labour laws?
Do you take things like uniform allowance and reimbursing expenses, into account?
Should the Government offer more guidance and support to ensure businesses are paying staff correctly?
And do you think it’s fair that businesses were named and shamed, even though many of the mistakes were corrected years ago? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this one.
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