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Preventing People Problems: “Because you’re worth it”

Preventing people problems

My Accountant says I should be paying my staff the National Living Wage but I don’t think one particular employee is worth that much – do I have to?

If your employee is over 25 then yes you have to pay him the National Living Wage. You are not the first person to ask that – here are some of the reasons I have been given in the past: He’s a waste of space.  She only wanted £5 an hour.  I didn’t think it applied to small firms.  But he’s disabled.  She’s on benefits so those and her pay add up to minimum wage.  They’re over 65, I only took him on as a favour.


Via HRdept exeter

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