Very refereshing news that employers who wilfully underpayed the minimum wage to their employees are being fined £20,000 for each employee they keep below the minimum wage (no mention of if they have to reimburse each employee but I hope that is the case).
At last, something being done about unscrupulous employers!
Hmm, Eagle-Eyed Kiora! I hadn't spotted that connection
That does seem especially galling though doesn't it Agus - to pay footballers the extreme amounts that they do but treat those lower down the ladder with such disdain. Shameful. They should have named the club.
This appears to be a step in the right direction but I don't understand what was meant by HMRC pursuing two claims (the football club and a recruitment agency) through the "civil route" and why that meant they were allowed to remain anonymous.
Any efforts to prevent employers from withholding the minimum wage are good but I can't help but wonder whether much larger organisations - who can afford to pay expensive lawyers - devise other ways of circumventing the minimum wage law. The businesses "named and shamed" seem to be quite small and hardly household names. Is it again a case of HMRC steering clear of confronting big business?