I for Implications of Sleeping on the Job!

Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 16 September 2014
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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Kiera Lee, writes:

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in England recently considered whether a worker is entitled to be paid National Minimum Wage (NMW) during a night shift on which she was entitled to sleep if not needed for emergency purposes. This case Esparon t/a Middle West Residential Care Home v Slavikovska KEAT/2014/0217 (http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKEAT/2014/0217_12_0805.html) will be of great interest to those working or employing workers in the care sector. Although an English case, the decision is applicable to NI as it deals with the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (NMWA) (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/39/contents) and National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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