Re: Court of Appeal's decision not to pay NMW for sleeping night shifts

22-March-2021 15:06
in General
by Admin

We were saddened to hear of the Court of Appeal's decision that care workers undertaking sleeping night duties were not entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) 'whilst asleep'. Since the case was highlighted several years ago, Aster Care took the decision to pay its sleeping night workers the NMW for all sleeping hours as staff are unable to leave the premises and are expected to respond at any given point. We are proud of the work our staff carry out and we have no plans to change this in light of the new ruling.