Will the rate for the national living wage increase each year at the same time as the other bands of the national minimum wage? 2. Which employers will be covered by the gender pay gap reporting duty? 3. Is an employer at risk of an age discrimination claim if it has different pay rates for employees of different ages, in line with the national minimum wage bands? 4. What information will employers be required to publish under the gender pay gap reporting duty? 5. Are apprentices who are aged 25 or over entitled to the national living wage? 6.The national living wage – the new minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over – comes into force on 1 April 2016. Unsurprisingly, employers’ queries about how to implement it meant the national living wage featured in many of the most popular frequently asked questions on XpertHR last month. Updated FAQs explaining the gender pay gap reporting duty also attracted many visitors, following the publication on 12 February of draft regulations setting out the details of the new duty. Here are the top 10 HR questions in February: 1.