To sleep, perchance to work


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

Lester Aldridge solicitors LOUISE GIBSON and PETER GROSE look at the current position regarding sleep-ins in the context of compliance with the rest periods set out in the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

While the rest periods in the WTR can be tricky to manage, the consequences for employers of failing to get it exactly right are normally not dire. The real issue is the NMW. The consequences of failing to get that right can be dire.

Rest Periods

The WTR give employees the following rights to rest periods (subject to some exemptions):


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