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The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates from 1 April 2017 will be:
There are a number of people who are not entitled to the NMW/NLW.
All other workers including pieceworkers, home workers, agency workers, commission workers, part-time workers and casual workers must receive at least the NMW.
It is illegal not to pay workers the National Minimum Wage or falsify payment records and empoloyers who fall foul of the law could at best face grievances, and at worst claims at the Employment Tribunal as well as fines. Since the introduction of the National Living Wage the penalty for non-payment will be 200% of the amount owed, unless the arrears are paid within 14 days.
The maximum fine for non-payment will be £20,000 per worker. However, employers who fail to pay will be banned from being a company director for up to 15 years.