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National Minimum Wage Manual

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Records, Evidence, Powers & Offences: Powers, definition of “relevant person”

Relevant legislation

The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:

* National Minimum Wage Act 1998, section 14(4)


NMWM12210 explains the powers of a NMW Officer for the performance of their duties. Some of those powers relate to a “relevant person”. A relevant person in this context means any person whom an officer acting for the purposes of the Act has reasonable cause to believe to be:

  1. the employer of a worker;
  2. a person who for the purposes of agency workers (who are not otherwise workers -section 34) is the agent or the principle;
  3. a person who supplies work to an individual who qualifies for the national minimum wage;
  4. a worker, servant or agent of a person described in a. to c. above;
  5. a person who qualifies for the national minimum wage.