Keystone Properties and Rochdale Plastics named amongst employers failing to pay national minimum wage
Date published: 08 December 2017
Keystone Properties and Rochdale Plastics have been named amongst 260 UK businesses that have failed to pay employees the national minimum wages.
According to figures released by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on Friday (8 December), Keystone failed to pay £4,395.86 to four workers, whereas Rochdale Plastics owe one employee just over £1,411.
Government investigators identified £1.7 million in national back pay for some of the UK’s lowest paid workers and fined employers £1.3 million for underpayment.
Business Minister Margot James said: “There is no excuse for not paying staff the wages they are entitled to and the government will come down hard on businesses that break the rules.
“That is why we are naming hundreds of employers who have been short changing their workers; and to ensure there are consequences for their wallets as well as their reputation, we’ve levied millions in back pay and fines.”
If workers are concerned they are not being paid the correct rates then they can seek advice from workplace experts Acas.
Keystone Properties has been contacted for comment.
Rochdale Plastics could not be reached for comment.