Farmers – pay your labourers properly!

Harvest is not so far away, so we thought we would bring to your attention a recent case involving farm workers who had not been paid the minimum wage.

In 2009, Shakil Ahmed, the director of Euro Contracts Services, a company that supplied farm workers to a particular farm, was found to have paid the workers on his books the minimum wage but then deducting traveling costs which then left the workers taking home less than the minimum wage. This investigation concluded and Mr Ahmed repaid almost £69k to the workers.

A second investigation, two years later, found that Mr Ahmed had been at it again and underpaid the workers on his books by £110k. This time the money was not repaid and Euro Contracts Services subsequently went into liquidation.

Mr Ahmed has given an undertaking not to act as the director of a company for 7 years.

For more information on bankruptcy, liquidation, administration and all the other insolvency procedures, or to take advantage of our free consultation, please telephone Stella Flemmings on 01377 257788, 01724 230060 or 01904 520116 and she will make you an appointment with one of our insolvency professionals at our Driffield, Scunthorpe or York offices.

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