Law At Work Ltd (LAW) has achieved accreditation with the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative, as a Living Wage employer.
Its Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at LAW, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75. The statutory minimum for over 25s is £7.50 per hour, introduced in April 2017.
The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the real costs of living.
Director of Legal Services at Law at Work, Donald MacKinnon, said: “We are proud to join the 1000-plus Scottish employers to have received this accreditation. The decision to pay a Living Wage underlines our appreciation of each and every member of staff. We pride ourselves on being a good employer and by ensuring a wage that supports the cost of living we recognise that every employee forms an integral part of Law at Work.”
Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross-party political support.
Peter Kelly, director of the Poverty Alliance said: “I am delighted to welcome Law At Work Ltd as an accredited Living Wage employer.
“We have seen more employers across Scotland join the Living Wage movement in the last year than ever before. They know that paying the real Living Wage is critical not only for the wellbeing of their staff but for the long term success of their organisation, and that accreditation is a mark of responsible business.”