Two St Helens businesses have been named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the minimum wage.
The pair are among dozens of North West companies on a list of underpaying companies.
They are Fleet Dynamic Consultancy Limited and Heirs and Graces Day Nursery.
Fleet Dynamic fell foul of the law by failing to pay £2,574.49 to one worker, while Heirs and Graces Day Nursery failed to pay £232.52 to one staff member.
Across the country, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today named 360 businesses it says underpaid more than 15,520 workers at total of £995,233
A total of 43 were based in the North West.
Among the well-known is Euro Garages and retail giant Debenhams.
Business Minister Margot James said: “Every worker in the UK is entitled to at least the national minimum or living wage and this government will ensure they get it.
“That is why we have named and shamed more than 350 employers who failed to pay the legal minimum, sending the clear message to employers that minimum wage abuses will not go unpunished.”