At least one in six architecture firms are paying their employees rates which are less than the minimum to which workers are entitled under award rates of pay, a survey of more than 100 architecture firms has found.

In the latest edition of its annual National Salary Survey, the Association of Consulting Architects reported that 19 firms or 17 percent of the 112 firms that responded to their survey paid less than award rates of pay as specified under the Architects Award 2010 – up from 13 percent…