Care homes must stay alert to hidden costs of 'sleep-in' shifts

James, Vanessa
July 2010
People Management;7/1/2010, p29
The article discusses the legalities of sleep-in shifts for residential establishments such as care homes in Great Britain. It notes that sleep-ins should be paid at the national minimum wage rate, according to current case law. In addition, within three months of the last deduction, unlawful-deductions-of-wages claims should be filed with a tribunal. It explains that employers risk a breach should they force workers on shift patterns to give up their compensatory rest periods.


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