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The Government's new National Living Wage will be introduced from 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and Employers will be required to pay workers in this category a minimum of £7.20 per hour. For wokers under the age of 25, the current National Minimum Wage will continue to apply.
|Year||25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice*|
*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.
In circumstances where workers who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work travel each day between their homes and the premises of the first and last customers, the ECJ ruled that peripatetic workers' travel time to first and last customers of the day is "working time".
When calculating wages for these workers Employers will need to ensure that this additional travelling time is accounted for in the overall hourly rate for workers or they could unwittingly fall foul of either the new National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage legislation, and face serious penalties.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a new 55-page booklet on Calculating the Minimum Wage.
Employers concerned about their current pay and/or contractual arrangements can take advantage of EmployEasily Legal Services free consultation service - contact us today to arrange your free consultation.