National Minimum Wage Act 2000

Recovery of money due to employee.


50.—(1) Without prejudice to section 39, any amount of money due to an employee from his or her employer under or in accordance with this Act shall be recoverable by the employee as a simple contract debt in a court of competent jurisdiction and action for its recovery may be instituted and maintained on behalf of the employee by the employee’s trade union, if the employee is a member.

(2) Where in a prosecution for an offence under this Act it appears to a court that money is due by an employer to an employee, and the employer is convicted of that offence, the court may, if it is satisfied that the employer is liable to pay to his or her employee an amount of money, order, in addition to any penalty which it may impose pursuant to this Act, that the employer pay the amount to the employee.