Employers in the social care sector have had mixed messages from HMRC as to whether National Minimum Wage (NMW) should be paid to workers carrying out sleep-in shifts. It has now been made clear that NMW does apply in such cases.
Breaking the rules for the National Minimum Wage can be costly. Potential large fines and negative publicity could damage your reputation as an employer. Now is a good time to check if your business is compliant.