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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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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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9 September 2016 Care home fined £1.5 million as impact of new sentencing guidelines is felt

The impact of the new sentencing guidelines for Heath and safety offences is being felt across all sectors.

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17 August 2016 Claim allowed to proceed in restitution for failure to provide s.117 MHA 1983 after-care services

A recent judgment by Mr Justice Newey in Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another could have huge implications for local authorities and CCGs providing after-care services to patients.

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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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15 June 2016 CQC secures first conviction for breach of fundamental standards

An adult social care provider was yesterday sentenced to a £190,000 fine at Bradford Magistrates' Court for failing to provide safe care and treatment.

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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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