Increase in penalties for failure to pay National Minimum Wage

The maximum financial penalty for a failure to pay the National Minimum Wage increased this week. Previously, the maximum penalty was £20,000 per notice of underpayment, irrespective of the number of employees who have been underpaid by the employer. From 26 May 2015, the maximum penalty of £20,000 can now be calculated on a per worker basis rather than on a per employer notice basis.

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