National minimum wage penalties: fair arrears, and Employment Agency Standards

National minimum wage penalties: fair arrears, and Employment Agency Standards
Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Trade Union Congress
Publisher
TUC
Date of publication
9 August 2007
Series
Employment Research
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This paper sets out the TUC's response to the DTI's consultation on the National Minimum Wage and temporary employment agency penalty and enforcement regime. The DTI's proposals are intended to:
• sharpen the incentive for employers to pay the minimum wage by imposing a penalty on all underpaying employers;
• make minimum wage arrears fairly reflect the hardship that underpayment causes workers;
• strengthen the penalty regime for offences committed against employment agency legislation and;
• give clearer investigative powers to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate.

In its response, the TUC argues that rights for temporary agency workers are urgently needed and existing rights must be better enforced. Furthermore, the TUC urges government to increase the maximum fines for breaching the National Minimum Wage Act.

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