Employment Act 2008 extends powers for removal of employer's national minimum wage records

Implementation date: 13 January 2009

Section 10 of the Employment Act 2008 makes a minor amendment to s.14 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, which deals with the powers of officers enforcing the minimum wage to inspect and make copies of records kept by employers. A new s.14(3A) provides that the power to take copies of records includes a power to remove the records for the purposes of taking a copy, provided that such records are returned as soon as reasonably practicable. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.