Hennes & Mauritz is one of 37 “wage offenders”

Hennes & Mauritz is one of 37 “wage offenders”

Apparel retailer H&M has been named and shamed under a new scheme by the UK Government for paying workers less than the minimum wage.

Hennes & Mauritz is one of 37 "wage offenders" named by Business Minister Jo Swinson. The document shows H&M had "neglected to pay GBP2,604.87 to 540 workers".

Between all 37, Swinson said they owe workers a total of over GBP177,000 (US$269,049) in arrears and have been charged financial penalties totalling over GBP51,000.

The government has already named 55 employers since the new naming regime came into force in October 2013. They had total arrears of over GBP139,000 and total penalties of over GBP60,000.