New national minimum wage 2012

Here are the new rates that will apply from 1 October 2012: Workers aged 21 and over: £6.19 Workers aged between 18 and 20: £4.98 (no change) Workers aged above the compulsory school age and under 18: £3.68 Apprentices: £2.65… Read on

Film extra and journalist intern wage victories

In Tribunal decisions heavily backed and publicised by the NUJ and Equity, an unpaid film extra and journalist have won claims for wages. As they won their claims on the basis that they were workers they will also be entitled… Read on

Equal pay time limits: 6m up to 6yrs

The High Court has held that, if an employee acted reasonably in failing to bring their equal pay claim in an Employment Tribunal within the strict 6 month time limit, they can potentially do so before a normal Civil Court,… Read on

New minimum wage 2010

As of 1 October 2010, the minimum wage will be as follows: £5.93 per hour for workers aged 21 and over (currently £5.80) £4.92 for 18-20 year olds £3.64 for 16-17 year olds The (unenforceable) London living wage will rise… Read on

Do you pay men more than women for equal work?

If so, the Equal Pay Act of 1970 (perhaps the oldest employment legislation on the books?), may mean you need to repay the difference over the preceding 6 years. This is the case even if the jobs are completely different,… Read on

What are unlawful deductions?

‘Unlawful deductions from wages’ refers to money taken from worker’s wages without proper authority. There are circumstances in which an employer can legitimately make deductions, for example to recover an overpayment of wages or to enforce a court order. Other… Read on