Did you know that employers can’t avoid paying the National Minimum Wage if it’s due by:
… saying or stating that it doesn’t apply
… making a written agreement saying someone isn’t a worker or that they’re a volunteer
That’s what the law says – it’s all in here…
Oh, and if you have done work for free in the past (other than work experience as part of your course) there’s a calculator here which will allow you to claim what you are owed. You can claim for all your underpayments going back over the last 6 years!
It doesn’t matter how big or small your employer was, or whether you were full or part time, or you were getting expenses, or you agreed to do it, or even if you signed a contract saying you would work for free. As long as you were entitled to the National Minimum Wage you can still get it.
Don’t believe me? Need some help? Contact Mark Watson for some confidentialfree help and advice on getting paid what you are owed.
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