United Kingdom - New name and shame list published - December 31, 2017

The government came up with an updated list of ‘name and shame’, the overview that lists the firms, which underpay their workers. The press release says that firms in retail, hospitality and hairdressing businesses were among the most prolific offenders named in this round. The 260 firms that figure on the list underpaid 16,000 workers £1.7m in back pay and have been fined £1.3m. The trade unions have asked for this publication in the past. However, the publication as such is not enough, or like the GMB said: the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s approach to naming and shaming minimum wage dodging employers is a poor substitute for prosecution.

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