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CA overturns ruling on sleep-in shifts

The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that carers on sleep-in shifts should earn the minimum wage, ruling that only hours spent awake counted as work. Mencap had challenged an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in favour of Claire Tomlinson-Blake that she should have been paid the full minimum wage for time spent asleep whilst at the home of the person she cared for.

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Overnight carers will not be paid minimum hourly rate, court rules (Scotsman 14.07.18)
Category: Employment » Minimum wage. Keyword(s): Carers; Shift workers. Area(s) of law: Employment; Private Client.
Source: Independent.

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