The 197 companies on the list owed a combined £465,291 in arrears to workers, all of which has since been repaid.
Since the naming and shaming scheme was introduced in October 2013, 687 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5 million.
Hospitality companies on the list included a South London hotel that owed £99,000 to 30 employees and a hotel in Scotland that owed over £2,000 to 6 workers.
Minimum rates of pay
It is an employer’s responsibility to be aware of the different minimum wage rates depending on the circumstances of their workers – and to make sure all eligible workers are paid at least the minimum rate they are entitled to.
Employers have a duty to be aware of the different legal rates for the National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rates are:
National Living Wage (25 years and over) – £7.20 per hour
adult rate of National Minimum Wage (21 years and over) – £6.70 per hour
18 to 20-year olds – £5.30 per hour
16 to 17-year olds – £3.87 per hour
apprentice rate – £3.30 per hour
The apprentice rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 years and those aged 19 years and over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage rate for their age.
The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over was introduced in April this year, which has meant a pay rise of more than £900-a-year for someone previously working full time on the National Minimum Wage. For workers under the age of 25, the National Minimum Wage still applies.
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