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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014


32.The application of sections 31 to 33 of the 1998 Act provide for the offences in relation to:

  • failure to pay to an agricultural worker the minimum rate to which that worker is entitled;

  • failure to keep and preserve the records that an employer is required to keep by virtue of regulations made under section 7 of this Act;

  • making, having made or allowing to be made false entries in those records;

  • producing information or records which the person producing them knows to contain information which is false in a material particular;

  • delaying or obstructing officers in the carrying out of their duties or refusing to answer officers’ questions or to provide officers with relevant information or records.

The penalty for these offences is an unlimited fine.

33.An enforcement officer may, if authorised by the Welsh Ministers, conduct the proceedings for an offence before a magistrate’s court.

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