National Minimum Wage Penalties to be Increased Again
The Government has announced a package of measures aimed at ensuring workers receive the pay they are entitled to.
The measures include:
- doubling the penalties for non-payment of the National Minimum Wage to 200% of the wages underpaid. The maximum penalty of £20,000 per underpaid worker will remain unchanged;
These measures will also apply in respect of the new National Living Wage which will apply from April 2016 to workers aged 25 or above. The National Living Wage will be set at £7.20 per hour, 50 pence higher than the adult National Minimum Wage rate in force at that date (and 70 pence higher than the current adult rate).
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