Enforcement & Proceedings: Enforcement using civil proceedings
The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:
- National Minimum Wage Act 1998, section 19D
If an employer fails to pay workers their arrears as presented on a notice of underpayment then HM Revenue & Customs (NMWM02030) will commence enforcement action on behalf of the workers using the civil courts under section 19D of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.
The investigating NMW Officer is usually responsible for initiating civil enforcement (NMWM15110), which generally occurs in two circumstances;