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  • Date:
    11 December 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    National minimum wage: Restriction of higher education work experience exception to UK students does not give rise to unlawful discrimination

    In Daler-Rowney Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs EAT/0273/13, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal's decision that work experience students from non-UK institutions of higher education are not covered by the exception from the national minimum wage and that the employer was therefore properly presented with a notice of underpayment by HMRC. The limitation of the exception to UK institutions was indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of race, but the employment judge was entitled to find that the narrow scope of the exception was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

  • Type:
    Employment glossary

    Low Pay Commission

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Date:
    10 July 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    National minimum wage: higher education exception for UK workers justified

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a "higher education course" under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/584) relates to courses undertaken only in the UK and therefore disproportionately excludes foreign students and is indirectly discriminatory, but is justified as a proportionate means of preventing abuse of the national minimum wage system, which is a legitimate aim.

  • Date:
    1 July 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Krishna Santra, Linda Quinn and Colin Makin are senior associates and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues and Dominic Speedie are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    1 February 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Victoria Bell is managing associate and Gerri Hurst, Carly Mather and Andrew Nealey are associates and Eleanor Cittern is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.

  • Type:
    Tasks

    Review the organisation's pay rates against the national minimum wage

  • Type:
    Quick reference

    Official sources of interactive online guidance for employers

    A table containing links to government websites providing online calculators and interactive guidance for employers.

  • Type:
    Employment glossary

    National minimum wage

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Date:
    31 May 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    National minimum wage: car dealership ordered to pay £35,000 over car-leasing salary-sacrifice scheme

    A large employer has been fined £5,000 by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and ordered to repay over £30,000 in wages to 40 workers who were underpaid, in a stark reminder to employers to beware of making deductions from wages for a benefit that takes pay below the national minimum wage.

  • Date:
    3 November 2011
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: National Minimum Wage

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers the National Minimum Wage.

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