It’s National Minimum Wage (#NMW) and National Living Wage rise day.
For pay period which commence from 1st April 2020, the new rates apply for relevant worked hours.
Employers need to consider their compliance approach especially for lower paid workers who are part of salary sacrifice schemes.
With the 6.2% rise, many people in work who are members of smart pension schemes may find themselves breaching minimum wage law.
Commenting on the new national minimum wage rates which come into force today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Britain is indebted to its army of minimum wage heroes. Many – including care workers and supermarket staff – are currently on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. They deserve every penny of this increase, and more.
“The best way to show our respect is to get the minimum wage up to a real living wage as soon as possible.
“Millions of low-paid workers are struggling to make ends meet. That’s not right during a pandemic – or at any time.”
With employees being furloughed for #COVID19 #coronavirus, there may be no worked hours and so #NMW does not apply for furlough unless there are worked hours for training.
Keep Britain Paid. Make sure you are #NMW compliant.