Commenting on the government announcement on Friday which named and shamed five employers for not paying the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“It’s good to see the government naming and shaming these minimum wage dodgers. This should provide a strong disincentive to other rogue companies contemplating breaking the law. “However, all of those named so far have been small businesses who’ve underpaid a couple of members of staff. There are companies out there who are cheating hundreds of staff out of a legal minimum wage. These are the biggest offenders and their pay crimes must be made public too.
“This is a welcome start towards a more transparent enforcement of the legal minimum wage and we urge ministers to expose many more dishonest employers in the coming months.”