Most workers are entitled to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage by their employer. If your employer has failed to pay you what you are entitled to under National Minimum Wage laws, you could bring a claim against them at an employment tribunal for the sums you have missed out on.
Our employment lawyers can help you get back what is lawfully owed to you. Employment Law Edinburgh is run by Thomspons Solicitors, a team of highly experienced employment lawyers who are well-regarded for representing and protecting workers rights. To discuss your specific case with a solicitor that can help, call us today on 0131 322 1032 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.
Should I be paid the National Minimum Wage?
Most workers are entitled to be paid the minimum wage and the amount you are due will be determined by your age and whether you are an apprentice. If you qualify to minimum wage and your employer fails to pay you the correct amount, you may be able to bring a claim against them. It does not matter how small your employer is, they must pay you the National Minimum wage and if they do not, they are breaking the law.
Workers must be school leaving age, which is usually 16 or over, in order to qualify for Minimum Wage. Any contract with an employee that includes an hourly rate below the minimum wage is not legally binding. Workers including part - time workers, agency workers , casual labourers are entitled to the Minimum Wage.
Employment Law Edinburgh can help and advise on all aspects of employment law as it relates to pay, such as PAYE, Sick pay and the National Minimum Wage. The National Minimum Wage is the amount by law an employer must pay an employee. The Government website provides the most up to date information on minimum wage rates, and you can calculate how much you should be paid by using their minimum wage calculators. There are separate calculators for workers and employees, so it is important to understand your employment status before choosing which calculator to use.
Employment Law Edinburgh lawyers routinely advise employees in relation to pay, sick pay and minimum wage entitlements. Minimum wage is non-negotiable, an employer cannot reach an agreement to pay an employee a lower applicable rate.
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