‘Never knowingly underpaid’: John Lewis hits out after being named Britain’s worst minimum wage offender
Department store caught up in row with ministers after being publicly outed over claims that it failed to pay £940,000 to 19,000 workers
That’s umm, £50 per worker. Or, over a year, 3 p per hour.
The explanation is that they smooth incomes. So, folks doing variable shifts get the same pay each time, aiding in being able to budget. It catches up with itself over time. But, obviously, it’s possible that some will, in some pay periods, seemingly fall below minimum wage.
Do note that there’s not a capitalist in sight here. Nary a single one. But aren’t we lucky that we’ve a government, and a law, ready to ding people for this?
It was claimed that investigations by HM Revenue & Customs found about £2.1 million was owed to 34,000 workers across all the companies.
4 pence an hour over a year. This is not, actually, a problem, is it? Especially as it’s mostly about did they include the shoe allowance in wages or not, time for washing hands etc?