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23 September 2019 Time to increase the £25,000 cap on contractual claims in the Employment Tribunal?

The recent case of Ugradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has highlighted that the current cap on contractual claims that can be awarded in the Employment Tribunals is outdated and capable of producing real injustice.

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16 November 2018 Sleep in shifts - new BEIS guidance on calculating National Minimum Wage

In the Mencap case the Court of Appeal held that care workers undertaking sleep-in shifts are only entitled to the NMW when they are required to actually be awake

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5 October 2018 Injunction granted to doctor on restricted duties

The High Court has granted an injunction to a doctor on restricted duties, requiring the defendant NHS Trust to lift the restriction and allow him to return to full time work.

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13 July 2018 Care-workers 'sleeping-in' no longer due National Minimum Wage

The Court of Appeal have today confirmed that where care workers are required to 'sleep-in', the only time that counts for National Minimum Wage purposes is time when the worker is required to be awake for the purposes of working.

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19 June 2018 Doctors and nurses excluded from Tier 2 skilled workers annual cap

In 2011 Theresa May as Home Secretary introduced a cap on skilled workers. The cap operated on an annual quota of 20,700, with a fixed number of spaces available each month for non-European Economic Area nationals sponsored under the Tier 2 (General) Visa.

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National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep-ins: latest on appeal

Last year, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision led to many workers becoming entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the whole of their shifts, including time spent asleep. This led to the government creating the Social Care Compliance Scheme (SSCS) and commissioning research into the impact of the liabilities for NMW on the social care sector.

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16 February 2018 National Minimum Wage back pay for sleep ins - Government review

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it is commissioning further research to gauge the extent and effect of the liabilities social care providers face for underpayments of national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts.

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17 August 2016 English or Welsh 'fluency duty' to come into effect for public authorities

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 will soon bring into force a “Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers”.

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29 July 2016 Are agency workers protected if they blow the whistle?

The definition of ‘worker’ under the Whistleblowing legislation is already much wider than in other areas.

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17 March 2016 Travel time and national minimum wage

It has today been reported that MiHomecare faces the possibility of a group action from employees over a failure to pay the National Minimum Wage.

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