Hundreds of firms fail to pay minimum wage - know your rights

Department store Debenhams is one of the most prominent offenders, short-changing almost 12,000 workers...
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  • One-EyeOne-Eye Forumite
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    It seems to me that paying someone £7.10 an hour is illegal, but paying them nothing is perfectly OK - you just have to call them "interns".
  • VT82VT82 Forumite
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    I'm not a fan, and don't know how they're still in business, but I don't see why Debenhams has become the poster-boy for this news item.
    Debenhams identified as one of the most prominent offenders

    A system issue meant they accidentally underpaid people by under £1 per month, and all employees have had the shortfall made up since. And yet they are being touted as 'prominent offenders' in a story where other businesses are breaking the law and deliberately taking advantage of people desperate for a job. Cr a ppy, lazy, click bait journalism. And for once, it's not just MSE and Daily Mail; even the BBC coverage on the matter has focussed on this non-issue aspect to it.
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