Minimum wage

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

John Lewis one of nearly 200 companies to pay staff less than the minimum wage

The UK government has named and shamed companies 200 companies which have underpaid their workers, totalling £1.2 million to over 34,000 people.

More employers paying above the National Living Wage

According to Incomes Data Research’s (IDR) latest survey, employers have responded positively to April's minimum wage uprating and are taking action to improve employee pay.

Raising minimum wage won't end in-work poverty

?Raising the minimum wage should be part of a broader approach to ending in-work poverty, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has said

Unemployment falls but wage inequality rises

While UK unemployment hits another record low, the TUC warns of wage inequality between sectors

Payslips not given to workers

Research finds poor understanding of payslips means workers are unlikely to query pay, as new laws around payslips come into force

Minimum wage boost won't end in-work poverty

Increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage welcomed, but experts say organisations must do more to support employees on low pay

Iceland NMW case raises questions over benefits schemes

?Supermarket Iceland has said it plans to challenge a £21 million demand from HMRC in a case that raises questions over the enforcement of minimum wage law

Whistleblower reports of NMW underpayment soar

Some employers are getting caught out by complex NMW rules while others are falling victim to spurious reports

Mencap wins appeal on back pay for overnight care shifts

The Court of Appeal has ruled that carers who have to sleep at their workplace will not be paid the National Minimum Wage unless they have to work during that time