Are you aware that HMRC has a dedicated team where there only focus is to hunt out businesses who are not paying the minimum wage?
In Part 3 of this Employment Law series, David Wright explains how one of his clients who thought they were doing things correctly ended up with a hefty fine even though they fell foul of the minimum wage laws by only a few coppers.
The fine can be up to £20,000—Gulp!
Click on the video below to hear David tell this story and explain exactly why hair and beauty salons are a favourite target for the HMRC team.
PLEASE NOTE. The video was recorded Pre April 1st 2017 and the rates have now changed.
The New Minimum Pay Rates from April 1st 2017 are:
25 years & Over £7.50
21-24 years £7.05
18-20 years £5.60
Under 18 years £4.50
Apprentice Rate £3.50
Ignorance of the law is never a valid defence, so make sure you don’t miss any of this important 4-video employment law series where the following topics are addressed:
- Changing Hours, what to do if your employee works different hours to their contract
- Commission and how you can easily fall foul of the law
- The legal requirements for Apprentices of different ages
- Self Employed/ employed and how the law views this
- How to legally protect your business against an employee taking your clients
- And how to avoid that £20,000 Fine
You can find out more information on David and his work at http://www.davidwrightpersonnel.co.uk
If you have a burning question for David or I, you can comment below. We love your feedback! Or you can pop your query in the Ask Susan box and David or I will respond as soon as we can.
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Here’s to YOUR great business,