Lupton Fawcett to pay its staff the voluntary living wage
Lupton Fawcett is to pay its staff the voluntary living wage, giving a pay rise to numerous staff.
The firm has decided to adjust the salaries of its staff and follow the ethos of the Living Wage Organisation, the second only law firm in the region to do so. The voluntary rate is higher than the national living wage of £7.20 an hour for over-25s from April 2016.
Lupton Fawcett will pay its staff the voluntary living wage immediately and will backdate any employee salaries that fall below this amount to 1st January 2016. The firm has even agreed to pay its Legal Apprentices the same rate, so going beyond the criteria.
Richard Marshall, Managing Director, comments: “As a caring and responsible employer, we recognise the added benefits of going beyond both the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage to the Voluntary Living Wage for all of our staff, regardless of age, so giving tangible recognition of their contribution to us.”