Monday, April 15, 2024

Nottingham company underpaid more than £5.12m to 36,000 workers

Nottingham-based Staffline Recruitment Limited has had to pay more than £5.12m to 36,700 workers, the government has revealed.

The company is named today amongst a list of more than 500 employers who’ve failed to pay the minimum wage.

The 524 employers were found to have failed to pay their workers nearly £16 million in a clear breach of the National Minimum Wage law, leaving more than 172,000 workers out of pocket.

Employers named today include major high street brands, in a clear message from government that no employers are exempt from paying their workers the statutory minimum wage.

The businesses named in today’s list have since paid back what they owe to their staff and have also faced financial penalties of up to 200% of their underpayment. The investigations by His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) concluded between 2015 and 2023.

Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business Kevin Hollinrake said: “Employees deserve to get paid properly for the hard work they put in.

“While the majority of businesses already do the right thing and pay their staff what they are owed, today’s announcement sends a message to the minority who aren’t – that there are repercussions to undercutting hard work from their staff.

“Not all minimum wage underpayments are intentional, but the government has been clear that anyone entitled to be paid the minimum wage should receive it, and that enforcement action will be taken against employers who do not pay their staff correctly.”

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