Liverpool salad supplier Flavourfresh Salads has been ‘named and shamed’ on the biggest list ever published by the government of employers who have underpaid workers.
The company owed £2,154.94 to three workers, and features on a list of 198 companies published online by the Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy. All of the money owed to these workers has been paid back.
Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 688 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5 million, the department said.
Business minister Margot James said: “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.”
The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over was introduced in April this year. The current minimum wage rates are as follows:
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 (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).