eleven The stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic continues and in the meantime, the teams continue to plan the touches to the next year’s staff. At Barcelona, the signing of Lautaro Martínez has long been a priority, whose termination clause will soon drop to 111 million euros. However, Barcelona will not have much liquidity after the coronavirus crisis and presented the Italian club with a list of footballers that could make the operation cheaper. A list that has been changing since then. 10 Of those offered, the one that convinces the most is Nelson Semedo, since it is urgent to reinforce both sides. On his agenda is also Junior Firpo, although it would be the third on the list, since ahead would have the Italian-Brazilian of the Chelsea, Emerson Palmieri.Looking for a substitute for Lautaro But as published La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter mainly wants money, and although it considers some feasible footballers in case the deal goes ahead, it will ask for at least 90 million euros to let the Argentine out, that is, that Barça would have to pay 90 million euros in addition to a footballer, provided that the chosen one is to the liking of Antonio Conte. At the same time, Inter shuffles a host of names as possible replacements for the player, among which would be the German of the RB Leipzig, Timo Werner, whose termination clause will be 65 million euros. The striker, on the other hand, has his own plans, and both Inter and Barcelona or Bayern Munich would be alternatives to what he really wants: to play for Liverpool.
By Rachel McLaughlin: A Co. Donegal man apologised to a judge after admitting that he had paid two employees salaries below the minimum wage.Letterkenny District Court heard Ciaran Porter, 429 Cavan Hill, Lifford, was paying his two employees wages of €8 and €7.50 per hour for part-time work over a nine month period.They should have received €8.50 per hour. When Judge Paul Kelly asked Porter what was he doing employing people under the minimum wage, he replied, “I didn’t know what the minimum wage was”.Porter operated two stores in Lifford and Raphoe. He is no longer trading.He has since taken over his father’s coal delivery service, where he now works part-time, said Porter who represented himself.Inspector Thomas Hayes of the National Employment Registry Authority told the court that he was notified that Porter’s employees were receiving payment below national minimum wage limits.Through conversations with employees, he then sent letters requesting for payment details under the Payment of Wages Act 1991.Inspector Hayes told the court that Porter failed to attend an appointment arranged by him. Porter told him over the phone that he was unable to produce employment records. After a 14-day demand, Inspector Hayes requested that a summons be issued.Porter apologised to the court. He said he was going through a tax audit at the time that Inspector Hayes requested employment details. He said he assumed that Revenue could get the details from the audit information that they already had.Porter said he amended the shortfall in the wages to €8.50 after he received the phonecall from Inspector Hayes.Judge Kelly said Porter should have been aware of the National Minimum Wage through the media.He was fined €500.DONEGAL EMPLOYER FINED FOR NOT PAYING THE MINIMUM WAGE was last modified: September 4th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:District Courtletterkennyminimum wage