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Enforcing the National Minimum Wage

Since the 6th April 2009 employers have faced stiffer penalties for failing to pay workers the National Minimum Wage. The changes, brought about by the Employment Act 2008 (the Act), gives HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) a number of new powers. HMRC have new powers of inspection for businesses that fail to comply with paying their workers the National Minimum Wage. HMRC can enforce penalty payments for employers that fail to pay the National Minimum Wage. Workers are entitled to have their wage arrears paid at current Minimum Wage rates. Penalties for Employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage If HMRC finds an underpayment of the national minimum wage in any investigation that continues through or has been brought since the 6th April 2009 they can issue a "notice of underpaym... »