National minimum wage

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By Peter Grose, partner, Lester Aldridge Solicitors, Bournemouth. Tel 01202 786161 In my last article on the National Minimum Wage regulations I expressed the hope that, by the time of writing this article, the regulations would be published in their final form. Unfortunately this was not to be and, at the time of writing, the Department of Trade and Industry is unable to say exactly when the final form of the regulations will be laid before Parliament. However, the date when the regulations will come into force remains unchanged – 1 April 1999. Record keeping requirements Records must be kept that show whether or not a worker was paid at least the NMW in respect of a pay reference period. The regulations recognise that for higher paid employees, who are clearly paid above the NMW rate, less detailed records need be kept. Therefore, for workers who earn at least £12,000 gross a year in instalments of at least £1,000 a month, employers simply need to keep records that are sufficient to show that those worke

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