Staff at high-street chain Monsoon and Accessorize have not even been paid the national minimum wage, the government revealed today (October 23).
Tory business minister Nick Boles announced a ‘name and shame’ list of more than 100 employers nationwide who were underpaying staff.
Monsoon has stores in Chichester, Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley and Brighton, with Accessorize in Horsham, Lewes, Haywards Heath and several other Sussex towns.
According to the government, Monsoon Accessorize Ltd, London W11, neglected to pay £104,507.83 to 1,438 workers.
“Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage hurt the living standards of the lowest paid and their families,” said Mr Boles.
“As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the national minimum wage receives it.”
There were 115 employers on the published list, with total arrears of more than £389,000.
The government is set to introduce a national living wage next April, which Mr Boles said the government would be enforcing ‘robustly’.
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