National Minimum Wage & Sleep-ins

National Minimum Wage & Sleep-ins

An extremely important case for anyone who employs sleep-in staff has been reported today. The Court of Appeal has held that the only time that counts for national minimum wage purposes is time when the worker is required to be awake for the purposes of working.

World Cup and HR management

World Cup and HR management

Now that the country appears to be sitting up and taking notice at our boys’ efforts, it is entirely possible that some staff might get a little carried away whether we win or lose. This might, in turn, lead to absence, and then the phone calls from angry bosses wanting to sack absent employees.

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime

The Appeal Tribunal has handed down some guidance on when voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. The importance of getting this right is that over the years, considerable amounts of underpayment can accrue and then become due.