Entitlement to national minimum wage: family members
The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:
* National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, regulations 57(1) & 57(2)
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.
See also: Friends and Neighbours (NMWM05170) and Living as Part of the Family (NMWM05180).