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All workers aged over the compulsory school leaving age (16 years old) must be paid the National Minimum Wage.
There are different rates for adult workers (aged 21 and over), workers aged 18-20, young workers (16-17), and apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship.
Complex rules govern how the NMW is calculated, particularly for piece workers who are paid according to what they produce rather than by the hour.
From 1st April 2016, the national living wage has been introduced for workers aged 25 and older. The minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.
The current rates are available here: National Minimum Wage.
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Bishopsgate Law employment law solicitors are specialists who can give legal advice to employees and employers about workplace and employment law and represent them at employment tribunals. We provide independent legal advice about employment settlement agreements.
Bishopsgate Law Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with offices in Bishopsgate, London EC2, and Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.