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What minimum wage? Why enforcement of EU migrants’ employment rights matters

Barnard, Catherine and Ludlow, Amy and Fraser Butlin, Sarah (2016) What minimum wage? Why enforcement of EU migrants’ employment rights matters. LSE Brexit (11 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

EU migrants nominally enjoy the same employment rights as Britons. Yet (left to right) Catherine Barnard, Amy Ludlow and Sarah Fraser Butlin of the EU Migrant Worker Project found that they are often ignorant of the minimum wage and the Working Time Directive and do not pursue claims in Employment Tribunals. In this they are sometimes aided and abetted by exploitative employers who are willing to use them to undercut the wages of UK staff. They also found that enforcement of employment rights in the UK is, at best, patchy.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 11:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73174

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