Employers ‘named and shamed’

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published the names of 191 firms who failed to pay the National Minimum Wage. The breaches occurred across a seven-year period up to 2018, with a total of £2.1 million owed to over 34,000 workers. Employers are obliged to pay back arrears at current minimum wage rates, as well as financial penalties up to 200% of arrears to the government.