The latest high-profile company to feel the wrath of the government is Debenhams, which was included in the largest list of minimum wage offenders to date.
Following on from the government naming and shaming 200 companies that failed to pay the minimum wage, Peninsula HR's director, Alan Price, explains why it is important for bosses to implement the minimum wage in their businesses.
By 2020, 3.8m Brits will be on the legal minimum wage rate – and the government has relied largely on HMRC to levy fines of up to £20,000 per worker on companies that don't pay staff fairly. It also started “naming and shaming” offenders in the hope of deterring others from doing the same.
Monsoon and Accessorize have been “named and shamed” by the government for failing to pay 1,438 of its UK store staff the national minimum wage (NMW) – all because of its dress code.
The government has already named 55 employers since the new naming regime came into force in October 2013 and that don't seem to be stopping now. In fact, they're unveiling their biggest list ever yet. Their latest catch? H&M.