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Third of workers still not clear on wage laws

 

Thirty per cent of people wrongly believe that only workers in permanent roles are entitled to the National Living Wage/Minimum Wage, a poll has revealed.

 

The study of 2001 people, conducted by Kantar for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, also found women (12%) were over twice as likely as men (5%) to not query pay with their employer.

 

In the wake of legislation introduced on 8 April, which meant all workers are entitled to a payslip, and following the National Living Wage/Minimum Wage increase, Government is calling on all workers to check their payslip to make sure they are being paid the right amount.

 

John Palmer, Senior Adviser at ACAS, said: “Workers should check their payslips to ensure they are getting paid at the new national minimum or living wage rates.

 

"Employers are breaking the law if they don't pay the national minimum or living wage and face a maximum fine of £20,000 per worker for not paying.”

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