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Naming and shaming scheme for employers failing to pay ET awards

Makbool Javaid
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Following a recommendation in the Taylor Review, the BEIS has introduced a naming scheme for employers who fail to pay employment tribunal awards registered with BEIS on or after 18 December 2018. The scheme is structured similarly to the existing scheme for National Minimum Wage underpayment and will publicly name employers, along with the unpaid employment tribunal award. The objective is to increase the rates of timely payment of ET awards through creating a new deterrent for not paying and runs in parallel with the ET penalty scheme which can impose additional penalties of 50% of the original award amount if the award remains unpaid.

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