A recent case highlights yet again the need for employers to comply with basic employment laws.  A television company was fined $10,000 for failing to pay minimum wage to an employee who worked as an extra.  The original amount due to its employee was just $258, yet the company’s failure to comply with basic employment laws, and failure to show up to Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court hearings, resulted in this large fine.

Employers should be aware that if they fail to pay employees at least minimum wage they could face paying a penalty and compensation.  In addition to this, the employer will incur time and expense in preparing for and attending a hearing, and may find their reputation tarnished.  It is important employers know the law to avoid paying damages for any breach.

If you are unsure you are complying with current legislation, give Alan Knowsley a call for a relaxed and confidential initial chat.