E for Enforcement of National Minimum Wage

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 28 January 2014
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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Changes to the Penalties for Breach of the National Mimimum Wage Act

The national minimum wage (NMW) was introduced in 1999 by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and by the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999. It is a minimum rate of pay to which workers (with a few exceptions) are entitled. There are penalties applicable to employers who breach the legislation and fail to pay NMW. These penalties will increase with effect from 1st February 2014. It is important for an employer to understand the main principles of paying NMW to avoid any such penalties.

Who is Entitled to the NMW?

The legislation applies to most workers who are over school leaver’s age. It includes

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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