An Assessment of the Changing Use of Flexible Employment and Implications for the National Minimum Wage, including Compliance

| Publication date: 13 Mar 2014 | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Rincon-Aznar, A; Wilkinson, D.

The purpose of this report is to describe changes over time in the use of flexible employment and to examine the relationship between these changes and the National Minimum Wage (NMW). It also aims to consider how the use of flexible employment has changed during the recent economic downturn and the potential implications of this for the NMW. Finally, it assesses how compliance with the NMW varies with the incidence of flexible employment.

Keyword tags: 
low wage employment
low pay
flexible working
WERS
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