VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle employers have been warned against not paying their employees the minimum wage required for the work they do. The current minimum wage rate of R20 per hour came into effect on 1 January. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the bill into law last year, aimed at improving the lives of workers, mainly farm workers and domestic workers, who earned less than R20 an hour. However, EWN reports it has been met with resistance by some business owners who say they cannot afford to pay the rate. Chairperson of the Payroll Authors Group, Rob Cooper, says those who fail to comply will be sanctioned. Cooper says there are fines in legislation which can be applied retrospectively from the time they didn’t apply.