Firm ordered to pay arrears

Dennis Quinn, trading as Halifax-based Friendly Private Hire, has been ordered to pay four workers an average of £5,730 each for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) obtained a County Court Judgement against Quinn, who was operating a taxi and private vehicle hire company, because he failed to pay wage arrears of £22,921.

He was also required to pay costs of £515 to HMRC following the hearing at Northampton County Court.

Michelle Wyer, Assistant Director of National Minimum Wage for HMRC, said: “We are pleased the court has made this judgement. Our aim is to enforce the law and protect vulnerable workers.”

The case was brought under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998. Quinn has to pay the arrears within 28 days or face further legal action.

Employers can contact HMRC for advice via the Pay & Workers Rights helpline 0800 917 2368.