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Australia to increase national minimum wage by 3%

Australia’s Fair Work Commission has determined that the country’s national minimum wage should be increased by 3%, effective from the first full pay period on 1 July 2019. The Fair Work Act 2009 requires the Expert Panel for annual wage reviews, part of the Fair Work Commission, to undertake a review of the national minimum […]

Hannah Ball: Employers need to consider national minimum wage in conjunction with TUPE employees

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has changed the way it enforces the national minimum wage following a transfer of employees under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). Since 2 July 2018, all national minimum wage liabilities are being enforced against the new employer, whereas previously the old employer remained liable for […]

Simon DeMaid: Sleep-in carers not entitled to national minimum wage for time spent asleep

The Court of Appeal announced in July 2018 its ground-breaking decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, overturning the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) decision and ruling that employees on sleep-in shifts are not entitled to be paid the national minimum wage for all of their shift, only the part of the shift […]

Euro Contracts Services director disqualified for failing to pay national minimum wage

The Secretary of State has accepted a disqualification undertaking from the director of manual labour supply service Euro Contracts Services, for failing to ensure that the organisation paid farm workers the national minimum wage. The disqualification undertaking was accepted by the Secretary of State on 1 May 2018, and became effective from 22 May 2018 […]

Tribunal rules in favour of HMRC in national minimum wage penalty cap case

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is able to issue multiple national minimum wage penalty notices, which can lead to employer penalty fines exceeding the £20,000 per employee cap. The case, Best Connection Group v HMRC, involved employment agency Best Connection Group, which supplied approximately 1,500 to 2,000 workers […]

National minimum wage rises to £6.95

The national minimum wage has increased from £6.70 to £6.95 an hour for employees aged 21-24 years old. The higher national minimum wage rates, which came into effect on 1 October 2016, include a 25p increase for 21-24 year olds and 18-20 year olds, a 13p rise for 16-17 year olds, and a 10p increase […]

National minimum wage to rise to £6.95

The national minimum wage rate for employees aged 21-24 years old will increase from £6.70 to £6.95 an hour. The 25p increase will come into effect in October 2016. The national minimum wage rate for those aged 18-20 will rise by almost 5% from £5.30 to £5.55 an hour, and the rate for under 18s […]

National minimum wage to rise by 3%

The national minimum wage will increase by 3% to £6.70 an hour from October 2015. The increase is equivalent to an additional 20p an hour for workers aged 21 and over, from its current rate of £6.50 an hour This will be the largest increase to the national minimum wage in real-terms since 2008. The government […]

National minimum wage increases

The national minimum wage has increased by 12p to £6.31 an hour for adults on 1 October. The rise follows recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission in April 2013. Other changes include: Employees aged between 18 and 20 years will see a 5p rise, from £4.98 to £5.03. Employees under the age of 18 […]

Low Pay Commission launches consultation on the national minimum wage

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has launched a public consultation to obtain views on the operation of the national minimum wage (NMW). The consultation is part of a wider evidence-gathering exercise, following the government’s publication of LPC’s remit for this year. The remit has requested that LPC consider a number of aspects of the NMW, […]