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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014

Notices of underpayment

26.The application of sections 19, 19C, 19D, 19F, 19G and 19H of the 1998 Act provide the mechanism for enforcement officers to serve notices on employers who, in the opinion of the officer, may have underpaid a worker or workers. The notice requires the employer to pay the sum due to the worker (calculated in accordance with section 17of the 1998 Act, as applied by this Act) within 28 days of being served with a notice.

27.An employer who has been served with a notice of underpayment can appeal to an employment tribunal.

28.If a notice is not complied with (completely or otherwise), an officer can make a complaint on behalf of the worker to an employment rights tribunal.

29.Unlike the 1998 Act, this Act does not provide for the imposition of financial penalties (over and above an additional remuneration due) on employers.

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