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Fines for National Minimum Wage Offenders increased to £20,000 per employee

From 1st February the fine for employers not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) was quadrupled from a maximum of £5,000 to £20,000 for each underpaid worker.

Offending employers must pay all the total underpayments to the employee, plus a penalty upto 100% of the total underpayments to HMRC. If you’re not sure what the NMW Rates are, you can find them here https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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