Lincoln company named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

The Government have named and shamed a Lincoln employer who owes over £3,000 to an employee after failing to pay national minimum wage.

Civil Defence Supply Ltd in Lincoln have been named by Business Minister, Jo Swinson for underpaying one of their employees by £3,454.80.

25 companies across the UK have been named in accordance with the revised naming scheme which was introduced October 2013, after being thoroughly investigated by HM Revenue and Customs.

Investigations took place after workers made complaints to the free and confidential Pay and Work Rights Helpline.

Business Minister, Jo Swinson, said: “Paying less than the minimum wage is wrong and illegal. Employers need to know that they will face tough consequences if they break the law.

“All workers are entitled to the minimum wage. This isn’t a generous gesture, this is the law. Government takes the enforcement of workers’ rights seriously and those who don’t pay will be named, shamed and fined.”

“If anyone suspects they are not being paid the wage they are legally entitled to, they can call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline (0800 917 2368) for free and confidential advise and to make a complaint.”

Companies who fail to pay the minimum wage could mean they face penalties of up to £20,000.