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    Im 16 and my work is paying me £4 an hour. Since April 2017 the national minimum wage for under 18s has been £4.05, should I tell my employer?
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    How many hours do you do? And depending which company you are working for since you are under 18 it's likely to be that your workers are probably going to say it's only 5p difference. But don't worry about it once you are 18 you will get paid more but search for other jobs you can do to get extra money
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    You should certainly mention it to them.

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    Absolutely mention it to them. If they are unaware of this what else may they be unaware of (or intentionally ignoring).
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    (Original post by Ezisola)
    Absolutely mention it to them. If they are unaware of this what else may they be unaware of (or intentionally ignoring).
    I agree
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    (Original post by alexandrahanson)
    How many hours do you do? And depending which company you are working for since you are under 18 it's likely to be that your workers are probably going to say it's only 5p difference. But don't worry about it once you are 18 you will get paid more but search for other jobs you can do to get extra money
    It may "only be 5p" but the law says you have to pay at least £4.05.

    OP - I'd raise with them.
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    yh by law it is but the company might cheat you that's why I said it and if you work at the till of the money is short they take it away from your own salary
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    I think you should, it is illegal to pay below the minimum wage and if they know you are aware, they should change this.
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    Like everyone else said tell them because those 5ps you have been missing out could potentially make a difference to your money.
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    When you're earning £4 an hour, 5p extra actually makes a difference so id bring it up. I think £4 an hour is unfair tbh
 
 
 
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