Entitlement to national minimum wage: family members
The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:
For pay reference periods commencing
* on or after 6 April 2015; National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, regulations 57(1) & 57(2) * before 6 April 2015; National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, regulations 2(2)(b), 2(3) & 2(4)
A family member living at home as part of the family and helping out with family chores does not qualify for the minimum wage.
Similarly, work carried out by a family member, living at the family home of the employer and participating in the running of the family business, falls outside the national minimum wage provisions.
A limited company is a legal entity in its own right and cannot be considered to have a family, to be a member of a family or to own a family home.