We are really heating up this edition of Workplace Law as we take a look at the recent heatwave and the government’s recent list of employers failing to pay the National Minimum/Living Wage.
If, like us, you’re finding the workplace becoming a bit hot and stuffy, you may be asking the question "do I have to send staff home when it gets too hot?". As it stands, the answer is no. There is no law regarding the maximum temperature for workplaces in the UK.
The saying goes “another day, another dollar”. For some this is very true, if you’re willing to replace dollar with pound sterling. It is easy to think that the issue of workers being paid less than they should or, worse still, less than the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) is a thing of the past; confined to the history books or television shows. Sadly in 2018, this is not the case.