Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

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Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by doc » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:05 pm

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... oyers-list

Very poor show. Club need to make a statement about this.

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by Fan4Fifty » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:18 pm

Not sure there's much in this. Years ago and quickly sorted. It happens.

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by jobo » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:32 pm

doc wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:05 pm
https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... oyers-list

Very poor show. Club need to make a statement about this.
One worker underpaid by £4,500?

Seems a strange one.

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by Charriots Offiah » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:00 pm

doc wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:05 pm
https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... oyers-list

Very poor show. Club need to make a statement about this.
They have.

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by CheshireWarrior » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:05 pm

Without knowing the full extent of what's occurred (that is FULL details and not a SkySports headline/article), I think its hard to be too critical.

Obviously the headline doesn't read well, but if it was an oversight, I suppose it can happen in any organisation. Personally, if I was on minimum wage, I would have thought you'd have noticed the difference? Maybe its a contract error etc?

Shame for the employee in question, either way, its good its resolved :)

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by Caboosegg » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:38 pm

What trolls will forget is that Wigan where chosen as a random sample, so it doesn't mean the mistake hasn't happened at other clubs
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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by Blackpool_Pie » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:43 pm

If you actually read the article it seems to be a genuine one off mistake that has been rectified from 2017

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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by josie andrews » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:23 pm

Tesco have also made this error as have many other companies. It’s a mistake which has been rectified!
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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by morley pie eater » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:21 pm

I'm not wanting to have a go at the club, and fully accept that anyone can make a mistake.

On the other hand, I don't think that loyalty to the club means we should automatically swallow the PR blurb they put out.

A mistake, underpayment to one admin worker for "a short period of time". Yet it totalled over £4500 ???

If minimum wage was around £8 an hour at that time, and say the person concerned worked 37 hours a week and the underpayment was £1 an hour, it would take over 2 years to reach £4500 underpaid!

Now to be over a 6 month period, they'd need to be underpaid £173 a week or £4.67 an hour, meaning they were on just £3.33 an hour for 6 months!

Just how long would you say a "short" period is in this context?
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Re: Warriors named on government "rogue employers" list for not paying minimum wage

Post by jao711 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:34 pm

josie andrews wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:23 pm
Tesco have also made this error as have many other companies. It’s a mistake which has been rectified!
Well said Josie,perhaps the “righteous” ones who can’t wait to criticise the club will let it drop. Perhaps.

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