Resellers minimum wage shame

shut-up-and-take-my-moneyTwo PC retailers who were named and shamed by the Government for not paying the minimum wage have been fighting back.

We Love Laptops, and Printer Cartridge Supplies made a list of 115 UK companies which failed to pay their staff the minimum wage.

Business minister Nick Boles said: “Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage hurt the living standards of the lowest paid and their families.”

We Love Laptops provides laptop repair services to businesses, schools and individuals and its website claims to work closely with the maker of expensive printer ink HP. Apparently it did not pay £1,079.07 to three workers.

We Love Laptops’ made a statement that the problem was they took someone from the Job Centre who was supposed to be training. The worker then said he was an employee and reported the company to HMRC for not paying him.

The statement did not mention the other two employees

Printer Cartridge Solutions is an online printer and consumables retailer and the government claims it failed to pay £1,096.19 to one worker.

The company said that it was an admin error with a local college concerning an apprentice they had taken on.