Tougher action is needed to enforce the national minimum wage and tackle rogue employers who refuse to pay the statutory rate, a new report has urged.
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Wednesday 15 September 2010
More than five million people in the UK earn less than a low pay threshold, highlighting the huge level of wage inequality in the country, according to a new report today.
Saturday 04 September 2010
JD Wetherspoon unveiled plans to create 1,000 jobs for school leavers aged 16 and 17 yesterday.
Monday 21 June 2010
The Government today confirmed increases to the national minimum wage, which will see the adult rate rise to £5.93 an hour in October.
Monday 14 June 2010
Private homecare workers were being "exploited", effectively paid below the minimum wage and with little or no training, a leading trade union claimed today.
Friday 02 April 2010
Outlook Senior business folk would be well-advised to think carefully before weighing into the political debate in the partisan way we have seen over the past couple of days. It is one thing to express your views, but quite another to allow yourself to be used by a political party keen to be endorsed by those with influence.
Friday 12 February 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Over the past decade, the Government has worked tirelessly to build a fairer, more equal society. A society where a person's chances and opportunities in life are determined solely by their talent and effort – not by their class, gender, religion, sexuality or race.
Thursday 03 December 2009
Hospitality employers are still abusing the tips system despite Government moves to stop them being counted as part of workers' wages, a leading union claimed today.
Thursday 22 October 2009
Thursday 01 October 2009
New laws come into force today making it illegal for bars, restaurants and hotels to use tips to make up minimum pay.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
As this newspaper has long pointed out in its "fair tips, fair pay" campaign, restaurants in this country have a special genius for abusing the system of customer gratuities intended for serving staff. Some managements use them to top up waiters' wages to the minimum wage. Others cream off a percentage for themselves. Only a minority have a policy, clear to diners when they pay their bill, on where the tips end up.
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