Minimum wages - reputation and enforcement

06 March 2018

We have the requirement from April 2019 to include on payslips the number of hours worked by the employee for which they are being paid.

We also have the Low Pay Commission’s annual consultation on the levels of the National Minimum Wage rates, and this year they are also considering both the potential impact of a 'premium wage', for those hours that are not 'guaranteed', as well as alternative means for tackling the issue of ‘one sided flexibility’, which is some workers experiencing uncertain and unpredictable work schedules.

We have to factor in the increase in minimum wage rates from 1 April this year and let's not forget the media who are 'all over it' when a company, especially a household name, is 'named and shamed' on GOV.UK for failing to pay the minimum wage.

It is really important that you are confident with your minimum wage compliance and processes and even if you feel you are, a review is never a wasted exercise. Do you have plans in place to deal with not only the definite changes going forward, but also the possible changes? We will keep you informed and hopefully you will get involved with us as consultation moves forward with the LPC.

There are still places available at the three locations below to join the CIPP, IES and Eversheds-Sutherland for a half day briefing on minimum wages. Areas covered include the consequences of a trebling in minimum wage jobs, increasing enforcement, current issues and reviewing your employment and reward models.

  • 09/03/2018 – Manchester - 09:30 - 13:00

  • 13/03/2018 – Birmingham - 09:30 - 13:00

  • 28/03/2018 – London - 09:30 - 13:00

 

For full details of the agenda and speakers and to book your place, go to Eversheds-Sutherland.