New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

23 October 2015

It is not just the smaller, lesser known employers that caught out for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage. Monsoon Accessorize Ltd. tops the latest list of those to be named and shamed as they neglected to pay over £100k to 1438 workers.

More than 100 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed and between them, the 115 companies named owed workers over £389,000 in arrears, and span sectors including hairdressing, retail, education, catering and social care.

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 400 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £1,181,000 and total penalties of over £513,000.

On 1 October 2015, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rose to £6.70. Employers should be aware of the different rates for the National Minimum Wage depending on the circumstances of their workers.