According to a new report by the Resolution Foundation think tank, at least one million UK workers are not receiving either the national minimum wage, paid holidays, sick pay or a payslip from their employers.
In the report, it was revealed that one in every 20 employees/workers do not receive any of the holiday pay they are guaranteed through the law. The report also found that some one in 10 workers do not receive a payslip from their employer that they are entitled to.
Workers over the age of 65 were most likely to not have paid holidays, despite a legal entitlement to 5.6 weeks holiday, while those at the start of their careers under the age of 25 were twice as likely as any other age bracket to be paid under the legal minimum wage.
It was also revealed that workers in the hospitality industry were more likely to miss out on their legal workplace entitlements than any other industry.
In April 2020 new legislation that will require employers to give workers (as well as employees) a statement of their terms and conditions on their first day of work. The statement will require more information to be provided than currently required, and must include all benefits, leave and training entitlements.
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