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Category: Minimum wage

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Minimum wage: football clubs and Wagamama among worst underpayers

Name and shame list reveals 9,200 underpaid employees within total of 179 firmsWagamama, TGI Fridays, Marriott Hotels and Karen Millen are among the companies named and shamed by the government for failing to pay the legal minimum wage.The latest list,…

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Mike Ashley admits to problems at Sports Direct warehouse

Security procedures need overhauling at the sport retailer’s Derbyshire warehouse, acknowledges tycoon, whose chief executive has given up a £4m bonus

Mike Ashley, the founder and deputy chairman of Sports Direct, has admitted for the first time to problems with the security and search procedures at the retailer’s Derbyshire warehouse – as he said the group’s chief executive will forgo a £4m bonus in the wake of the scandal.

The move came as Ashley prepares to face a parliamentary select committee on Tuesday, which was triggered after a Guardian investigation revealed in December that the company’s compulsory, unpaid searches of warehouse workers meant they were effectively receiving less than the national minimum wage.

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Mike Ashley admits to problems at Sports Direct warehouse

Security procedures need overhauling at the sport retailer’s Derbyshire warehouse, acknowledges tycoon, whose chief executive has given up a £4m bonus

Mike Ashley, the founder and deputy chairman of Sports Direct, has admitted for the first time to problems with the security and search procedures at the retailer’s Derbyshire warehouse – as he said the group’s chief executive will forgo a £4m bonus in the wake of the scandal.

The move came as Ashley prepares to face a parliamentary select committee on Tuesday, which was triggered after a Guardian investigation revealed in December that the company’s compulsory, unpaid searches of warehouse workers meant they were effectively receiving less than the national minimum wage.

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