Millions of workers are being urged to check their wages as they may be paid less than £1,000.
Minimum wage hiked in April this year, and government It is particularly encouraging young employees to check that they are being paid fairly.
You may also see reminders pop up as you play on your phone.
The government is using mobile game advertising to promote a minimum wage increase to young workers.
The minimum wage for anyone aged 23 and over was raised last month from £8.91 to £9.50 an hour – a significant increase as required cost of living keeps rising,
Any person of different age group can find their minimum wage rate by visiting here government website,
And now, gamers playing Angry Birds, The Sims, FIFA, Sugar Blast and more will notice 15-second ads that suggest they check their pay.
Labor Markets Minister Paul Scully said: “Simply put, this is real life, not Sims – and businesses need to pay their employees the legal rate after the minimum wage increase to pass on the additional coins.
“We are taking action with mobile game ads to ensure UK workers know how to check their pay and ensure they are not being shorted.”
The ads come as the government urges workers to ensure they are getting the right pay, especially as young workers are going to benefit the most from the hike.
The national minimum wage and living wage increase for a full-time worker is an additional £1,000 – an amount that should not be missed.
Minimum wage increment is mandatory for employers to pay.
Any company that fails to increase the minimum wage while acting illegally and workers will be forced to repay any cash owed.
In addition, companies could face a costly fine and be publicly listed as an employer that failed to pay employees correctly by HMRC in an effort to prevent people from being short-changed. lives.
In 2021, 208 firms forced to return £1.2m to workers resulting in minimum wage violations.
How to Check If You’re Underpaid
There are things that can cause a drop in your minimum wage, such as working unpaid overtime, being late to meetings, or being asked to come early.
Or perhaps you need to buy things like uniforms to do your job – the cost of those items shouldn’t bring your salary below minimum wage.
If you think you are being underpaid, you can use the government National Living Wage Calculator to check.
If you find that you are owed money
If you find that you are underpaid, first raise the issue in a casual conversation with your boss and your human resources department (if any), as it may be that they were unaware.
If they accept your point, you can go ahead and agree to get back pay or a higher pay rate.
If you disagree about your salary, or they are unable to help you, you can Anonymously report your company to HMRC online,
You will be asked for personal details as well as the reasons for your complaint.
After this, an investigation must be initiated by the tax office, although this may take several months – so you may be out of pocket for some time.
If the tax office finds that you have been underpaid, it will force your employer to pay you back, and this can be rolled back six years.
An expert has revealed his Top Tips for Asking for a Salary Increase,
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