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Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:23 pm  

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It's not "fake news", it happened (as gov.uk report, and club statement below) and it has been addressed (albeit still not clear how 1 person for 'a short period' ends up as £4.5k):

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/12176199/st-johnstone-and-wigan-warriors-named-on-governments-rogue-employers-list#

"Wigan Warriors said their breach of the law was due to a "clerical oversight" and they co-operated with HMRC accordingly.

A statement read: "During 2017 Wigan Rugby League Club Ltd was selected as part of HMRC's routine monitoring procedures for a full review and audit of its compliance with National Minimum Wage Regulations.

"The company provided HMRC with full and transparent access to the company's records during their review.

"During the course of HMRC's audit, one administrative employee was found to not have been paid in accordance with NMW regulations for a short period during 2017.

"This had been caused by a clerical oversight at the time the individual commenced employment with the company.

"The company quickly responded to the situation and carried out a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the oversight.

"It was quickly ascertained that the oversight was an isolated incident. The situation with the employee in question was immediately corrected, including making up full pay in line with NMW for the period in question.

"Systems and procedures have since been updated to ensure that such an oversight would not occur again in the future.

"HMRC's audit found the company to be fully compliant with National Minimum Wage regulations in all other areas and recognised that there was no intent to deceive or obstruct.

"Wigan Rugby League Club Ltd takes the National Minimum Wage Regulations extremely seriously and recognises that we have a clear responsibility as an employer to ensure the company complies with these regulations."
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:04 pm  
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Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:27 pm  

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Tbf, that breach equated to under £50 each which could've come about for a number of reasons and is pretty easy to do. To under pay just 1 person 4.5k in a short period of time is a huge amount!
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Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:30 pm  
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What really stinks is that the penalties to companies go direct to government instead of to the persons who have been short changed, surely on top of the shortfall they should be getting recompense directly from their employer to the value that the government is decreeing the penalty amount.
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:59 pm  

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"Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage have to pay back arrears of wages to the worker at current minimum wage rates. They also face hefty financial penalties of up to 200% of arrears - capped at £10,000 per worker - which are paid to the government. Each of the companies named today have paid back their workers, and were forced to pay financial penalties."
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:56 pm  

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Indeed, and it really is nobody else's business, IF true and IF said individual carried on working it is not an issue, same as the alleged people working for Tesco, a lot of fake news around at the moment, but some swallow it up.

Tom Hanks moved to Greece because paedophilia is deemed a disability - false
Al Pacino has been convicted of child molesting - false
This is Warringtons year - false

People need to stop believing everything they read online!


What are you on about with 'fake news'?

The government has literally cited Wigan for breach of minimum wage legislation.
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:07 pm  
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I always thought that Eric Pollard was a tight @rsed Wigan T₩@T

*I wonder if the admin employee was a players wife* ?
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:18 pm  

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Major firms and organisations should be named and shamed for breaching minimum wage legislation.

That way, consumers can vote with their wallets and decide to not add to the profits of unscrupulous employers.

This, by the way, does not make me a 'lefty' (as I've been accused of being on here, bizarrely). It makes capitalism work more fairly and efficiently.
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:35 pm  

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I always thought that Eric Pollard was a tight @rsed Wigan T₩@T

*I wonder if the admin employee was a players wife* ?


Wouldn't they have paid her more in that case and not less?
Re: Minimum wage Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:40 pm  

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davids wrote:
Major firms and organisations should be named and shamed for breaching minimum wage legislation.

That way, consumers can vote with their wallets and decide to not add to the profits of unscrupulous employers.

This, by the way, does not make me a 'lefty' (as I've been accused of being on here, bizarrely). It makes capitalism work more fairly and efficiently.


That's exactly what happened (months ago) with a list of employers who paid less than minimum wage.

Clearly Wigan entered the wrong hourly rate or number of hours in the system (bit like my employer forgetting to enter my overtime) for that one employee and sorted it as soon as they could. Absolute b@stards.
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