Friday, 28 February 2014

TUC welcomes government’s naming and shaming of minimum wage dodgers

Commenting on the government announcement today (Friday) which named and shamed five employers for not paying the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“It’s good to see the government naming and shaming these minimum wage dodgers. This should provide a strong disincentive to other rogue companies contemplating breaking the law.
“However, all of those named so far have been small businesses who’ve underpaid a couple of members of staff. There are companies out there who are cheating hundreds of staff out of a legal minimum wage. These are the biggest offenders and their pay crimes must be made public too.
“This is a welcome start towards a more transparent enforcement of the legal minimum wage and we urge ministers to expose many more dishonest employers in the coming months.”

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