Thirty per cent of people wrongly believe that only workers in permanent roles are entitled to the National Living Wage, a new poll has revealed.
The study of 2001 people, conducted by Kantar for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy also found women (12%) were twice as likely as men (5%) to not query pay with their employer.
In the wake of new legislation introduced on April 8, which meant all workers are entitled to a payslip, and following the National Living Wage/Minimum Wage increase, Government is calling on all workers to check their payslip to make sure they are being paid the right amount.
John Palmer, Senior Advisor at ACAS, said: "Workers should check their payslips to ensure they are getting paid at the new national minimum or living wage rates.
"Employers are breaking the law if they don’t pay the national minimum or living wage and businesses face a maximum fine of £20,000 per worker for not paying."
If you’re an employer looking for more information about the National Living Wage, the Marches Growth Hub teams work alongside HR experts and can put you in touch with support. The hub teams are based in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford.