Minimum Wage Breaches - Almost 200 Businesses Named and Shamed

By Sam Thomas | 17th August 2016 | 1 min read

The latest list of employers failing to pay their employees minimum wage has been released and it is the largest ever at 198 companies.

The 198 companies owed £466,219 in arreas between them, across various industries. Since the release of the list the employers have paid their employees the backlog.

Margot James, The Business Minister, stated 'It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to. So we'll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law, including by naming and shaming them.'

Thousands of warehouse workers employed by Sports Direct are set to recieve back pay totalling £1 million after the retailer admitted breaking the law by not paying the National Minimum Wage.

SportsDirect is also facing fines of up to £2 million imposed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) after they were found to have been underpaying some of the country's lowest paid workers for 4 years.