Monday, 19 January 2015

Wage Failure

Retail giant H&M and service station operator Welcome Break are among 37 firms to be "named and shamed" for failing to pay the minimum wage. It is the single biggest list of companies exposed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The 37 firms will be fined a total of £51,000 and must also pay affected staff the £177,000 they were underpaid. Most firms blamed logging or IT systems for failing to update changes to staff records. The current minimum wage is £6.50 per hour for adults (21 & over).