Sports Direct may or may not have made moves in 2016 to address the issue last year the BBC said that
Warehouse staff at the group, which is controlled by Britain’s 22nd richest man, are required to go through searches at the end of each shift, for which their time is unpaid, while they also suffer harsh deductions from their wage packets for clocking in for a shift just one minute late.
The practices contribute to many staff being paid an effective rate of about £6.50 an hour against the statutory rate of £6.70 – potentially saving the FTSE 100 firm millions of pounds a year at the expense of some of the poorest workers in the UK.
Sports Direct's founder Mike Ashley has admitted workers at its Derbyshire warehouse were paid below the minimum wage and its policy of fining staff for being late was unacceptable.HMRC is investigating the firm over the minimum wage issue, Mr Ashley told MPs.An internal investigation had discovered "some issues" with working practices at the warehouse, which he had "hopefully" addressed, he said.The firm had "probably" outgrown his ability to run it, Mr Ashley agreed.He said much of what he'd found out, after starting an internal investigation into how staff were treated at its Shirebrook distribution centre six months ago, was an "unpleasant surprise".
I hope things have improved but whilst we in Wales may have one a seeming victory in an appalling and illegal discriminatory attack on the use of Cymraeg . I hope that we also make it clear that Sports Direct notice was insulting to others as well.