Wimbledon Restaurant Tops Minimum Wage 'List Of Shame'

San Lorenzo owed more than £99,000 to 30 workers

San Lorenzo restaurant in Wimbledon town centre has topped a nationwide list of businesses which have failed to pay the national minimum wage to staff.

The Wimbledon Hill Road restaurant owed more than £99,000 to 30 workers, according to the list of nearly 200 businesses from across the UK.

It was the longest ever list of employers to be named and shamed by HMRC for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

In total there were £465,291 worth of arrears, across a range of employers including football clubs, hotels, care homes and hairdressers. All of the money owed to these workers has been paid back to them.

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 687 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5 million.

The top 3 on the list published on August 11 were:

1.San Lorenzo Ltd, Wimbledon, London, owed £99,541.98 to 30 workers
2.Premier Recruitment Ltd, Derby, owed £34,797.33 to 424 workers
3.Regis UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £25,712.19 to 604 workers.

Business Minister Margot James said: “This government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

“That means making sure everyone gets paid the wages they are owed – including our new, higher, National Living Wage. It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to.

“So we’ll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law, including by naming and shaming them.”

August 17, 2016