National minimum wage and ‘sleep-in’ shifts: what do you need to know?

Treatment of “sleep-in” shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes is an area that can often cause confusion. Does the full sleep-in shift constitute ‘working’ for the purposes of the NMW? Alternatively, is the worker only ‘working’ for NMW payment purposes when they are awake to carry out any relevant duties? The point is particularly significant in the care sector where sleep-in duties commonly arise.

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