National Minimum Wage Penalties Increase From Today
The penalty for a breach of national minimum wage laws has increased from today.
The maximum £20,000 fine now applies in respect of each worker who has not been paid the national minimum wage.
Previously the maximum applied in respect of each notice of underpayment. This could cover a number of workers.
The change is made by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and applies to pay reference periods starting on or after 26 May 2015.
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