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Connells Estate Agents named and shamed in National Minimum Wage , Government offenders list .
Connells Estate Agents - Leighton Buzzard.
A branch of Connells estate agents [pictured above], has been named on Dept for Business Innovation and skills Government website’s ‘name and shame list’ for failing to pay a member of staff the national minimum wage.Last month
More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, Business Minister Nick Boles announced today (5 February 2016). Between them, the 92 companies named owed £1,873,712 in arrears, and cover sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security services.
Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 490 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £3,000,000 and total penalties of over £1,100,000.
Business Minister Nick Boles said:
As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage receives it. There is no excuse for not paying staff the wages they’re entitled to.
Our policy of naming and shaming employers who ignore the law means there are consequences for their reputation as well as their wallets.
In April we will introduce a new National Living Wage which will mean a pay rise of over £900-a-year for someone working full time on the minimum wage and we will enforce this equally robustly.