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Wagamama fined for failing to pay the minimum wage

Restaurant chains Wagamama and TGI Fridays have each been fined an undisclosed amount for failing to pay staff the National Minimum Wage.
They were among 43 employers in the hospitality sector on the government's latest list of firms breaking the law.
Wagamama has repaid an average of £50 to 2,630 employees. TGI Friday's had to repay £25 each to 2,300 staff.
Wagamama blamed "an inadvertent misunderstanding" of the rules on staff uniforms for the blunder.
The company said it had asked front-of-house staff to wear black jeans or a black skirt with their Wagamama-branded top.
This was considered as asking them to buy a form of uniform, "and so we should have paid them for it," it said.
"We have gladly made payments to current and previous employees who missed out dating back from 2016 to 2013. We have also updated our uniform policy and we now pay a uniform supplement to cover the black jeans."
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