United Kingdom - Naming and shaming of underpayment - March 31, 2018
Ahead of the next rate rise on 1 April, when the National Living Wage will go up from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour, the government named and shamed nearly 180 employers for underpaying more than 9,000 minimum wage workers by £1.1 million. As well as recovering backpay for 9,200 workers, the government also fined the employers a total of £1.3 million in penalties for breaking national minimum wage laws. The most prolific offending sectors in this round were retailers, hospitality businesses and hairdressers. Very prominently on the list is the Marriott Hotels group (number 2 in the ranking).
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