On-call and sleep-in workers: NMW

On-call or standby time may be working time depending on whether:

  • the worker is at home or at (or near) work; and
  • if they are at or near work, they have access to sleeping facilities.

On-call means “required to be available for work but not actually working”.

If on-call time is working time this means that you need to pay the worker the NMW for those hours.

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