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National Minimum Wage Act – October 2014 changes

Posted on Thursday, 25th September 2014 by
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The National Minimum Wage Act dictates the minimum hourly rate of pay for employees depending on age and whether or not the ‘employee’ is an apprentice. To qualify for protection under the National Minimum Wage Act the candidate / employee must be at least school leaving age and, quite obviously, employed.

 

From 01 October 2014 there will be a change in the minimum wage rate and I set out below the primary changes for consideration by employers.

 

Year 21 an over 18-20 Under 16 Apprentice
Rate from 01/10/2014 £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £2.73
Current rate – 2013/2014 £6.31 £5.03 £2.72 £2.68

 

The rules on apprentices shown in the table are from apprentices aged between 16-18 and those who are ages 19 or over who are still in their first year of apprenticeship. All other apprentices are entitled to the nation minimum wage corresponding to their wage.

 

It is not anticipated there will be a further rise until at least 01 October 2015 but within the next few weeks these rates will be in force and so any employer with employees who fall into these categories or to familiarise themselves with the new rates to avoid a complaint by a disgruntled employee or fall behind the National Minimum Wage Act and maintaining good practice generally.

 

If you would like to discuss the National Minimum Wage Act or these changes please do not hesitate to contact our employment law solicitors on 0116 266 5394 or contact Paul Stubbs direct by email addressed to paul.s@ehlsolicitors.co.uk.

Paul Stubbs is one of our Solicitors in Leicester, all of whom are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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