National Minimum Wage update


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|From October this year the main National Minimum Wage rate will rise from £4.20 to £4.50. Peter Grose considers some thorny issues which have emerged from within the care sector| Since the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is paid at an hourly rate, it is necessary to determine the number of hours a worker has actually worked. Under the NMW Regulations the hours for which a worker is entitled to be paid the NMW depend upon the type of work done by the worker. The Regulations identify four categories of work ­ “time work”, “salaried hours work”, “output work” and “unmeasured work”. Each category has different rules for the calculation of hours. Where a worker does different types of work, different rules and methods of calculation of hours apply. Time work ­ Regulation 3 defines time work as work, other than salaried hours work ­ that is paid for by reference to the time for which a worker works. This includes work paid by reference to a measure of output per hour or other period during which the worker is req





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