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The Government has announced the names of a further 37 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW).
Collectively, the offenders owe a total of £177,000 in arrears and have received financial penalties totalling more than £51,000.
In October,2013, the rules for enforcing compliance with NMW legislation were strengthened, removing restrictions so that any employer found in breach of the law can be named and shamed. Employers who fail to pay the NMW also face penalties of up to £20,000.
In addition, the Government is legislating through the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-2015 so that the £20,000 penalty can be applied to each underpaid worker rather than per employer.