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 National Minimum Wage Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 was a flagship policy of the Labour Party in the UK during its 1997 election campaign and is still pronounced today in New Labour Party circulars as an outstanding gain for ‘at least 1.5 million people’.
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 is universally applicable to ordinary ‘workers,’ [s.1(2)] that is, anyone who has a contract to do work, except for a consumer or a client [s.54(3)].
Part of the reason for Labour's minimum wage policy was the decline of trade union membership over recent decades (weakening employees' bargaining power), as well as a recognition of the fact that the employees most vulnerable to low pay (especially in service industries) were rarely unionised in the first place.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NMW

  
 National Minimum Wage Act 1998 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 was a flagship policy of the Labour Party in the UK during its 1997 election campaign and is still pronounced today in New Labour Party circulars as an outstanding gain for ‘at least 1.5 million people’.
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 is universally applicable to ordinary ‘workers,’ [s.1(2)] that is, anyone who has a contract to do work, except for a consumer or a client [s.54(3)].
Part of the reason for Labour's minimum wage policy was the decline of trade union membership over recent decades (weakening employees' bargaining power), as well as a recognition of the fact that the employees most vulnerable to low pay (especially in service industries) were rarely unionised in the first place.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Minimum_Wage_Act   (869 words)

  
 DOL WHD: Minimum Wage Laws in the States
Instead the state law authorizes the adoption of the Federal minimum wage rate via administrative action.
Under the state minimum wage law, premium pay is required after 48 hours in bowling alleys and for residential employees of institutions (other than a hospital) primarily engaged in the care of the sick, aged, or mentally ill.
The 7th day overtime law, which is separate from the minimum wage law differs in coverage from that in the minimum wage law and requires premium pay on the seventh day for those employees who work seven days in any one workweek.
www.dol.gov /esa/minwage/america.htm   (869 words)

  
 Minimum wage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first attempt at establishing a minimum wage in the United States came in 1933, when a $.25-per-hour standard was set as part of the National Recovery Act.
The traditional view that minimum wages have significant negative effects on employment is straightforward if one assumes that labor markets for low-skill workers can be characterized as fitting the model of a perfectly competitive market, where the only role of wages is as a cost.
A national minimum wage (NMW) was introduced for the first time by Tony Blair's Labour government in April, 1999, at the rate of £3.60 per hour for those workers aged over 22.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minimum_wage   (2619 words)

  
 Ugwudioha Matthias Ofili
This led to the enactment of the National Minimum Wage Act in 1981.
However in 1981 a national minimum wages was fixed by statute although an earlier recommendation for the enactment of a three zonal minimum wage had been rejected by government.
Minimum wage boards: Although collective bargaining is perhaps the best method of fixing wages between employers and unions, the necessary condition for collective bargaining is that there should be a strong and effective union whose leaders are well educated in the field of industrial relations and personnel administration.
www.stclements.edu /gradofil.htm   (2619 words)

  
 Lords Hansard text for 2 Mar 1999 (190302-21)
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (Amendment) Regulations 1999
It is also essential to show how to calculate a worker's hourly rate of pay, so as to check whether he or she is receiving the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage.
They set the rate of the minimum wage: £3.60 for those aged 22 and over; £3 for those aged from 18 to 21; and £3.20 for those aged 22 and over who are undertaking accredited training in the first six months of a new job.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/ld199899/ldhansrd/vo990302/text/90302-21.htm   (2619 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage Act
In practice the calculation of minimum wage may be more complicated because of different working practices within different companies and the enforcement agency’s interpretation of what constitutes ‘sufficient records’ to prove it is being paid.
They will need to keep records ‘sufficient to prove that they are paying the the national minimum wage to their workers’.
It is a criminal offence to refuse to pay the national minimum wage, or not to keep proper records.
user.access-accounts.com /userweb/payroll/downloads/Help/National_Min_Wage_Act.htm   (2619 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Act 2003
Section 1 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c.39) ("the 1998 Act") has the effect that all qualifying workers are entitled to be paid at least the rate of the national minimum wage, as set by the Secretary of State from time to time.
The National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices) Act 2003 amends the 1998 Act so that enforcement officers do have the power to issue enforcement notices which relate to past pay periods in the case of some or all of the past or present workers concerned.
Section 2(4) provides that the amendment made to the 1998 Act by section 1 is not to have effect in the application of section 19 of the 1998 Act in relation to the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts/en2003/2003en08.htm   (2619 words)

  
 Minimum Rates of Pay in Ireland
Under Section 20 of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 the basic method of calculation is to divide the gross pay by the total number of hours worked.
The National Minimum Wage Act, 2000 provides that the minimum wage rate for an experienced adult employee from 1st May, 2005 is 7.65 euro per hour.
The Minimum Wage Act also provides sub-minimum rates which apply to employees who are over 18 and undergoing a course of structured training or directed study that is authorised or approved of by the employer.
www.oasis.gov.ie /employment/pay_and_employment/pay_inc_min_wage.html   (2619 words)

  
 DTI Employment Relations - National Minimum Wage
on proposed amendments to the National Minimum Wage Act in the Employment Relations Bill has been published.
The national minimum wage is an important cornerstone of Government strategy aimed at providing employees with decent minimum standards and fairness in the workplace.
However, queries about the application of the national minimum wage or about individual cases should be directed to the helpline.
www.dti.gov.uk /er/nmw   (2619 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: The Labour Party (UK)
One of the first acts of the Labour government was to give the Bank of England operational independence in setting interest rates, a move that had not been foreshadowed in the manifesto or during the election campaign.
Its initial name was the Labour Representation Committee, and it was to have acted as a body coordinating attempts to elect to Parliament members who had been sponsored by trade unions as representing the working population.
After the Representation of The People Act 1884, most adult men had the vote but about 40% were still unenfranchised, mainly among the working class who would be more likely to support parties of the left.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Labour-Party-(UK)   (2619 words)

  
 NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT, 2000
of the national minimum hourly rate of pay, notwithstanding that the employee, if he or she has changed his or her employer during the relevant period, may have been remunerated at a higher rate by the previous employer.
National economic agreement recommending national minimum hourly rate of pay.
Provisions in agreement or legislation to pay less than national minimum hourly rate of pay are void.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /2000_5.html   (2619 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Fair Labor Standards Act (Labor) - Encyclopedia
A major provision of the act was establishment of a minimum wage, initially $0.25 an hour, along with a maximum workweek of 44 hours; these were to become to become $0.40 an hour and 40 hours after seven years.
Fair Labor Standards Act or Wages and Hours Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce.
A Wage and Hour Division was created in the Dept. of Labor, headed by an administrator empowered to accelerate the raising of standards within an industry if a committee representing the public as well as employers and labor recommended change.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/F/FairLabo.html   (2619 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage
The new Act, therefore, amends the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 so that enforcement officers do have the power to issue enforcement notices which relate to past pay periods in the case of some or all of the past or present workers concerned.
The Agricultural Wages Board for England Wales has agreed the following improvements to rates and conditions to take effect from 1 October 2004.   The changes should be seen in the light of the increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from 1 October 2004, i.e.
The DTI has published its fourth annual National Minimum Wage Report, coinciding with the October 2003 increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW).   Responsibility for the NMW legislation lies with the DTI, although the Inland Revenue ensures compliance through a service level agreement with the DTI.
www.paypershop.com /news-cat/nmw.html   (2619 words)

  
 nmwa1998216.txt
(13) The national minimum wage provisions of this section do not apply in relation to any minimum rate which is in the nature of an allowance payable in respect of some particular responsibility or circumstance (as in a case where a minimum rate is fixed in respect of being required to keep a dog).
(15) In this section "the national minimum wage provisions of this section" means subsections (2B), (2C) and (8) to (10) of this section." Enforcement 3.
(15) In this section "the national minimum wage provisions of this section" means subsections (2B), (2C) and (8) to (10) of this section." Enforcement 13.
bar.austlii.edu.au /~andrew/test/nmwa1998216.txt   (8298 words)

  
 A milestone in the legal regulation of pay: the national minimum wage act 1998 -- Simpson 28 (1): 1 -- Industrial Law Journal
A milestone in the legal regulation of pay: the national minimum wage act 1998
A milestone in the legal regulation of pay: the national minimum wage act 1998-- Simpson 28 (1): 1 -- Industrial Law Journal
national minimum wage in the United Kingdom for the first time.
ilj.oupjournals.org /cgi/content/abstract/28/1/1   (8298 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage Act: questions and answers
But in many employments, wages include other payments and you need to know which of these you have to include (referred to as reckonable pay) and which of these you should exclude (referred to as non-reckonable pay) to calculate whether or not you are getting the correct minimum rate.
If an employer is charged and found guilty for not paying the minimum rates of pay under the Act, the Court may impose a fine and/or a term of imprisonment on the employer.
It is an offence for an employer not to pay the minimum rate of pay as required under the Act unless the inability to pay procedure has been used.
www.siptu.ie /report/spring00/spec1.html   (8298 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Top Stories - Unions question minimum wage reform
Any such move would require amendments to the 1998 National Minimum Wage Act, she said.
The government will this week set new terms of reference for the Low Pay Commission, the government body that oversees the minimum wage and advises ministers on its impact.
Among the ideas under debate is allowing variations in the minimum wage for areas of the country with particularly high living costs, especially London, where a £6-an-hour rate has been mooted.
news.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=883702004   (8298 words)

  
 Employment Act 2002 - 6 April 2003. Work permit charges - 1 April 2003. National Minimum Wage - October 2003. Calculating holiday pay. Disability - alcoholism and depression.
Prospective employers of overseas nationals who have signed and ratified the Council of Europe Charter or the European Social Charter are exempted.
The employment tribunal dismissed the Applicant's claim, ruling that the Applicant's week's pay should be determined by section 221(2) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in that his remuneration did not vary with the amount of work done.
On Sunday, 6 April 2003 a number of key parts of the Employment Act 2002 will come into force with many repercussions for employers and employees alike.
www.hrmguide.co.uk /hrm/steele/bulletin83.htm   (8298 words)

  
 Enforcement of the national minimum wage - UK Commercial Arbitration Law Developments (Legal500.com)
Under s20 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1999, enforcement officers are given power to claim underpayments on behalf of workers believed to be entitled to such payments.
Under the enforcement powers provided under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, a worker was awarded back pay representing underpayments owed to him, following a recent tribunal claim.
The national minimum wage came into force on 1 April 1999, introducing a national minimum wage of £3.60 per hour and a youth rate of £3.00 per hour for 18-21 year olds.
www.icclaw.com /devs/uk/ep/ukep_172.htm   (8298 words)

  
 ACTS OF PARLIAMENT etc / National Minimum Wage Act 1998
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 sch.2 "Amendments relating to remuneration etc of Agricultural Workers".
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 sch.3 "Repeals and Revocations".
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 s.1 "Workers to be paid at least the national minimum wage"
www.emplaw.co.uk /free/4frame/data/98act16.htm   (8298 words)

  
 Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The march did, however, make specific demands: an end to racial segregation in public school; meaningful civil rights legislation, including a law prohibiting racial discrimination in employment; protection of civil rights workers from police brutality; a $2 minimum wage for all workers; and self-government for the District of Columbia, then governed by congressional committee.
The footage of the police brutality against the protestors was broadcast extensively across the nation and aroused a national sense of public outrage.
The second attempt at the march on March 9 was ended when King stopped the procession at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the outskirts of Selma, an action which he seemed to have negotiated with city leaders beforehand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Martin_Luther_King   (8298 words)

  
 King's Dream Included Decent Wages
The last minimum wage increases in 1996-97 were followed by rising incomes and falling poverty and unemployment nationwide.
At the time of the march in 1963, the minimum wage was $7.80 an hour, adjusting for inflation in 2004 dollars.
Did you know that raising the minimum wage was a demand of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0114-22.htm   (8298 words)

  
 Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, ("FLSA"), is a federal statute that mandates the payment of a national minimum wage, as set by Congress, and states the requirement for payment of overtime wages of time and a half, after forty hours of work per week.
The distinction between "exempt" employees, those to whom minimum wage and overtime requirements do not apply and "non-exempt" employees, those to whom such requirements do apply, is a source of litigation under the FLSA.
Some states have state statutes which require a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage and states may mandate overtime after eight hours of work a day, rather than after forty hours of work a week.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/wfnetwork/rft/wfpedia/wfpFLSAent.html   (8298 words)

  
 Recruitment
""the national minimum wage" means the single hourly rate for the time being in force by virtue of regulations under section 1(3) of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, but this definition is subject to subsection (1A) of this section;".
this Act shall have effect in relation to persons of that description as if in a case falling within paragraph (a) above the national minimum wage were nil and in a case falling within paragraph (b) above the national minimum wage were the reduced rate."
(13) The national minimum wage provisions of this section do not apply in relation to any minimum rate which is in the nature of an allowance payable in respect of some particular responsibility or circumstance (as in a case where a minimum rate is fixed in respect of being required to keep a dog).
www.ateonline.co.uk /?showid=9&pageid=412   (8298 words)

  
 DTI Employment Relations - National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (Amendment) Regulations 1999
The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2001
The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2000
www.dti.gov.uk /er/nmw/nmwlaw.htm   (8298 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39)
An Act to make provision for and in connection with a national minimum wage; to provide for the amendment of certain enactments relating to the remuneration of persons employed in agriculture; and for connected purposes.
- (1) A person who qualifies for the national minimum wage shall be remunerated by his employer in respect of his work in any pay reference period at a rate which is not less than the national minimum wage.
(3) The national minimum wage shall be such single hourly rate as the Secretary of State may from time to time prescribe.
www.hmso.gov.uk /acts/acts1998/80039--a.htm   (8298 words)

  
 National Minimum Wage - Agricultural wages in Scotland
That provision is repealed from 1 October 2004 by The Agricultural Wages (Permits to Infirm and Incapacitated Persons) (Repeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2004.   Any permits granted under the former provisions cease to have effect on that date.   The corresponding provisions in Schedule 2 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 have also been repealed.
Section 5 of the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949 provides for the grant of permits exempting an agricultural employer from the requirement to pay an infirm or incapacitated worker the full statutory minimum wage set by the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Orders.
National Minimum Wage - Agricultural wages in Scotland
www.paypershop.com /news-cat/nmwad.html   (148 words)

  
 House of Commons - Explanatory Note
Clause 2(4) provides that the amendment made to the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 by Clause 1 is not to have effect in the application of section 19 of that Act in relation to the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland.
Section 1 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c.39) has the effect that all qualifying workers are entitled to be paid at least the rate of the national minimum wage, as set by the Secretary of State from time to time.
The Bill amends the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 so that enforcement officers do have the power to issue enforcement notices which relate to past pay periods in the case of some or all of the past or present workers concerned.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200203/cmbills/051/en/03051x--.htm   (1355 words)

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