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3rd December, 2012

Aberystwyth hair salon ordered to pay more than £1,800 following failure to pay staff national minimum wage


Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) have brought a claim in the County Court against Richard Lloyd Hairdressing in Aberystwyth under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, after it failed to pay two of its staff the national minimum wage between September 2010 and July 2011.

The minimum wage for those under the age of 18 is currently £3.68 per hour, for those aged 18 to 20 years old it is £4.98 and for those employees who are 21 and over it is £6.19 per hour. Apprentices should be paid £2.65 under the national minimum wage provisions. Michelle Wyer, Assistant Director National Minimum Wage for HMRC, said that the salon “failed to meet its legal obligations” and that their “aim is to enforce the law and protect vulnerable workers”.

The hair salon has been ordered to pay £1,826.45 to account for the unpaid wages along with £197 costs, within 28 days of the case which was heard in the County Court on 13 November 2012. The owner of the salon, Richard Lloyd, says that he is planning to appeal the judgement.

For further information or advice relating to the national minimum wage, please contact Helen Watson by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or on 01244 405565.

 

 



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