Middesbrough hairdresser says failure to pay minimum wage was 'unintentional'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Business secretary Vince Cable is clamping down on employers who fail to pay staff minimum wage Business secretary Vince Cable is clamping down on employers who fail to pay staff minimum wage

A HARIDRESSER has responded at being ‘named and shamed’ by Business Secretary Vince Cable - insisting she unintentionally failed to pay a worker the correct minimum wage.

Anne Henderson of Chambers Hairdressers in Middlesbrough is one of five UK employers fined for the offence.

“What I did was completely unintentional but now I’m being slated and I’ve received a crank phone call," she told The Northern Echo.

The Government warned that employers will face higher penalties of up to £20,000 from March 7.

Mr Cable said: “Paying less than the minimum wage is illegal. If employers break the law they need to know that they will face tough consequences.”

“Any worker who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. It’s not only fair, it’s the law. If anyone suspects they are not being paid the wage they are legally entitled to they should call the Pay and Work Rights helpline.”

The North TUC Regional Secretary added: “As well as being publicly named and shamed, employers who fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage will face higher financial penalties of up to £20,000.

"This should provide a strong disincentive to other rogue companies contemplating breaking the law.”

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8:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.
Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 27

7:32am Sat 1 Mar 14

darloboss says...

got to say i agree with the first commenter
got to say i agree with the first commenter darloboss
  • Score: 3

7:48am Sat 1 Mar 14

Cook my Sock says...

thetruthyoucanthandl
ethetruth
wrote:
Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.
She received a 'crank' call, completely different to 'how you put it!' Wishing a business to go bust won't help anybody will it? If only the truth stopped to think.
[quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.[/p][/quote]She received a 'crank' call, completely different to 'how you put it!' Wishing a business to go bust won't help anybody will it? If only the truth stopped to think. Cook my Sock
  • Score: -5

9:04am Sat 1 Mar 14

st-george1 says...

Revenge is ever so sweet for some nasty people ...
If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers ... so beware ... Judge not, lest you be judged !!!
Revenge is ever so sweet for some nasty people ... If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers ... so beware ... Judge not, lest you be judged !!! st-george1
  • Score: -3

10:15am Sat 1 Mar 14

settheworldonfire says...

st-george1 wrote:
Revenge is ever so sweet for some nasty people ... If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers ... so beware ... Judge not, lest you be judged !!!
AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]st-george1[/bold] wrote: Revenge is ever so sweet for some nasty people ... If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers ... so beware ... Judge not, lest you be judged !!![/p][/quote]AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! settheworldonfire
  • Score: 0

11:40am Sat 1 Mar 14

punkrocker says...

wonder when cable will name all his mp pals who employ unwaged interns. a fav ploy of tony blair.
wonder when cable will name all his mp pals who employ unwaged interns. a fav ploy of tony blair. punkrocker
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Sat 1 Mar 14

OldBiddyFrom Barney says...

When I worked in a hairdressers as a colourist the basic wage was low but you could quite easily make it up in tips and bonuses the same as you used to be able to do while working in hospitality.

From memory I was paid £25 basic for 5 days work (closed Mondays) which you got regardless of the number of the number of clients you had, but if you worked well and built up 'your book' making sure you did a good job ending up will a full tip jar and bonuses you could but a zero on that £250. This meant that the business owner did not take all the shortfall on a slow week - having to pay a 'big wage bill' when the salon was dead and you got a good 'cut' when you were working your butt off.

Everybody knew the score and the system worked well,now be because the control freaks that govern us want their cut - that is increased tax on workers and businesses you get paid upfront and therefore the charges clients pay are larger so you don't get anything like the tips you used too.

This salon owner may be a 'dinosaur' but she isn't a monster.
When I worked in a hairdressers as a colourist the basic wage was low but you could quite easily make it up in tips and bonuses the same as you used to be able to do while working in hospitality. From memory I was paid £25 basic for 5 days work (closed Mondays) which you got regardless of the number of the number of clients you had, but if you worked well and built up 'your book' making sure you did a good job ending up will a full tip jar and bonuses you could but a zero on that £250. This meant that the business owner did not take all the shortfall on a slow week - having to pay a 'big wage bill' when the salon was dead and you got a good 'cut' when you were working your butt off. Everybody knew the score and the system worked well,now be because the control freaks that govern us want their cut - that is increased tax on workers and businesses you get paid upfront and therefore the charges clients pay are larger so you don't get anything like the tips you used too. This salon owner may be a 'dinosaur' but she isn't a monster. OldBiddyFrom Barney
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

st-george1 says...

thetruthyoucanthandl
ethetruth
wrote:
Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.
Your arrogance and the rude, self-centred and somewhat bigoted language you use, reminds me of a holier-than-thou vulture with no integrity … that will embarrass the decent North East people !
[quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.[/p][/quote]Your arrogance and the rude, self-centred and somewhat bigoted language you use, reminds me of a holier-than-thou vulture with no integrity … that will embarrass the decent North East people ! st-george1
  • Score: 2

9:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

st-george1 wrote:
thetruthyoucanthandl

ethetruth
wrote:
Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.
Your arrogance and the rude, self-centred and somewhat bigoted language you use, reminds me of a holier-than-thou vulture with no integrity … that will embarrass the decent North East people !
You're entitled to your own opinion. However it would seem that more people agree with me than with you on this matter. And call it holier than thou or whatever you like, the fact remains that exploitation and starvation wages should be outlawed and if you can't or won't pay a decent wage to your employee's then you should not be in business. It's a very easy and fair concept to grasp for most decent people.
[quote][p][bold]st-george1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: Anne Henderson - you are not only a crank - as you put it. You are one of those employers nobody wants to or should have to work for. The reality is the minimum wage is NOT enough - and yet you failed to pay even this patheticly low wage to an employee. Shame on you! I hope your business goes bust. You certainly don't deserve to be in business whilst you are exploiting people.[/p][/quote]Your arrogance and the rude, self-centred and somewhat bigoted language you use, reminds me of a holier-than-thou vulture with no integrity … that will embarrass the decent North East people ![/p][/quote]You're entitled to your own opinion. However it would seem that more people agree with me than with you on this matter. And call it holier than thou or whatever you like, the fact remains that exploitation and starvation wages should be outlawed and if you can't or won't pay a decent wage to your employee's then you should not be in business. It's a very easy and fair concept to grasp for most decent people. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 0

9:08pm Sun 2 Mar 14

spragger says...

OldBiddyFrom Barney wrote:
When I worked in a hairdressers as a colourist the basic wage was low but you could quite easily make it up in tips and bonuses the same as you used to be able to do while working in hospitality.

From memory I was paid £25 basic for 5 days work (closed Mondays) which you got regardless of the number of the number of clients you had, but if you worked well and built up 'your book' making sure you did a good job ending up will a full tip jar and bonuses you could but a zero on that £250. This meant that the business owner did not take all the shortfall on a slow week - having to pay a 'big wage bill' when the salon was dead and you got a good 'cut' when you were working your butt off.

Everybody knew the score and the system worked well,now be because the control freaks that govern us want their cut - that is increased tax on workers and businesses you get paid upfront and therefore the charges clients pay are larger so you don't get anything like the tips you used too.

This salon owner may be a 'dinosaur' but she isn't a monster.
Today's sense of entitlement killed all of that.
Too many live off the back of the few net taxpayers, which is now acceptable in 'modern day' Britain
It will not end well . .
[quote][p][bold]OldBiddyFrom Barney[/bold] wrote: When I worked in a hairdressers as a colourist the basic wage was low but you could quite easily make it up in tips and bonuses the same as you used to be able to do while working in hospitality. From memory I was paid £25 basic for 5 days work (closed Mondays) which you got regardless of the number of the number of clients you had, but if you worked well and built up 'your book' making sure you did a good job ending up will a full tip jar and bonuses you could but a zero on that £250. This meant that the business owner did not take all the shortfall on a slow week - having to pay a 'big wage bill' when the salon was dead and you got a good 'cut' when you were working your butt off. Everybody knew the score and the system worked well,now be because the control freaks that govern us want their cut - that is increased tax on workers and businesses you get paid upfront and therefore the charges clients pay are larger so you don't get anything like the tips you used too. This salon owner may be a 'dinosaur' but she isn't a monster.[/p][/quote]Today's sense of entitlement killed all of that. Too many live off the back of the few net taxpayers, which is now acceptable in 'modern day' Britain It will not end well . . spragger
  • Score: 1

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