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National Minimum Wage Manual

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Entitlement to National Minimum Wage: Reporting illegal working

If an employer tells you that he suspects that he may be employing people illegally (NMWM05200) or this emerges in the course of your inspection, you should:

  • advise the employer to use the Home Office’s Employer Checking Service (found on GOV.UK).
  • advise them that workers should be paid at least the national minimum wage rates.

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NMW Officers may come across instances of workers whose status may have changed from illegal to legal or vice versa. For example:

  • following the recent expansion of the European Community;
  • a work permit expiring;
  • a gap year student from overseas working in employment other than that stated in their permit, or
  • a voluntary worker from overseas who is receiving payments other than for subsistence/expenses purposes.

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