What is the National Living Wage and how does it apply? Are there any penalties for failing to comply?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 May 2016
From 1 April 2016, the new National Living Wage (“NLW”) has come into force for workers aged 25 and over. It will affect employees, most workers and agency workers, casual labourers, agricultural workers and apprentices who are aged 25 and over and who have completed their first year of apprenticeship. The NLW has initially been set at £7.20 per hour which is a rise of 50 pence relative to the current National Minimum Wage (“NMW”). The current NMW for those under the age of 25 will continue to apply.
Employers need to be careful to ensure they are paying their workers the correct rates of pay otherwise, unless the arrears are paid by the employer within 14 days, the penalty for
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