Carers who sleep overnight at work not entitled to minimum wage for whole shift

  • Chris Easom
  • March 24, 2021

Carers who sleep at their workplace overnight in case they are needed are not entitled to the minimum wage for their whole shift, the Supreme Court has ruled. Judges dismissed appeals against previous court rulings from two care workers. Care organisations said the ruling meant the sector had avoided a “potentially catastrophic financial outcome” and estimated back pay liabilities of £400m