Rights at work

Rights at work

Minimum wage

Most workers have to be paid a certain amount of money for each hour that they work. This is called the minimum wage.

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Employers can pay you more than the minimum wage but they can’t pay you less.


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There is a minimum wage for:

  • People who have left school and are under 18
  • People aged 18 -21
  • People over 22

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The government looks at the minimum wage every year.

If it is increased, it goes up in October.