Relay Marine UK must pay £3k following EAS prosecution
Tue, 2 May 2012
Seafaring recruiter Marine Relay UK has been ordered to pay £3,015 in fines and costs at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Monday of this week (30 April) having withheld pay totalling around £21k from four workers.
Director Susan Myers pleaded guilty to the charge of either failing to make full payment or any payment at all to the workers, following a prosecution by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ (BIS’s) inspectorate Employment Agency Standards (EAS).
The workers will now be able to pursue civil prosecution in order to recover the wages.
Documents filed with Companies House show that a resolution to dissolve the company was passed on 30 March, 2009.
Minister for employment relations Norman Lamb says: “Today’s result sends out the message loud and clear that we continue to take action against rogue recruiters who flout the law.
“I am pleased to say that most agencies play fairly. It’s only the minority who continue to ignore their responsibilities - but they undermine the system for the rest and we will take action against them.”
This news comes a week after EAS’s prosecution of Kensington Mayfair Recruitment
, as reported by recruiter.co.uk