When you start work it is important to be aware of the different rates of pay you may be entitled to.
There is a Pay and Work Rights Helpline for help and advice on minimum wage: contact 0800 917 2368.
Most workers in the UK over school leaving age are legally entitled to be paid at least the NMW and all employers have to pay it to you if you are entitled to it.
It makes no difference:
- if you are paid weekly or monthly, by cheque, in cash or in another way
- if you work full time, part time or any other working pattern
- if you work at your employer’s own premises or elsewhere
- what size your employer is
- where you work in the UK