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My son(19 years old)has signed off the dole to work in an Indian

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My son(19 years old)has signed off the dole to work in an Indian restaurant.They have not asked for his bank details and are paying him £120(cash in hand) for working 30 hours a week.Th.is equates to £4 an hour.How can he legally challenge the company as surely this is illegal?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Paying in cash isn't illegal, however a wage slip has to be provided and his wage has to be at least the national minimum wage for his age. The top line minimum age for a 19 year old is £5.03, so even allowing for a few pounds in tax and NIC they are paying him under the minimum wage.

He can complain to an employment tribunal if he can't sort it out with them directly.

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