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Employment

Zero hour workers entitled to suspension pay even if they find a new job

In this article, Susie Orton considers the case of Rice Shack Ltd v Obi UKEAT in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee on a zero-hour contract was entitled to be paid at her average weekly earnings rate whilst suspended pending disciplinary proceedings and was also entitled to accept alternative employment during that suspension period

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Employment

Sleeping on the job: Are workers who ‘sleep in’ at their work place entitled to minimum wage for those hours spent sleeping?

In this article Will Carter considers the recent Court of Appeal decision which considers the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. This case involved the question of whether workers were entitled to be paid minimum wage for ‘sleep in’ roles in which they were required to be present at work, or close by to work, whilst they were asleep

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