Worksop: Cleaning company ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay its workers National Minimum Wage

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A cleaning company in Worksop is caught up in scandal after being accused of failing to pay its workers the National Minimum Wage.

Holmes Cleaning Company was ‘named and shamed’ along with 37 other employers across the country by the Government today (Thursday 15th January).

The Department for Business said each company was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs after workers made complaints to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.

Business Minister Jo Swinson said: “Paying less than the minimum wage is illegal, immoral and completely unacceptable.”

“If employers break this law they need to know that we will take tough action by naming, shaming and fining them as well as helping workers recover the hundreds of thousands of pounds in pay owed to them.”

“We are also looking at what more we can do to make sure workers are paid fairly in the first place. As well as being publicly named and shamed, employers that fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage face penalties of up to £20,000. We are legislating through the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill so that this penalty can be applied to each underpaid worker rather than per employer”.

Employers who are unsure of National Minimum Wage rules can also get free advice via the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.