Supreme Court rules that “sleep-in” workers are not entitled to national minimum wage for the entirety of their shift

Royal Mencap Society (Respondent) v Tomlinson-Blake (Appellant) Two “sleep in” care workers appealed to the UK’s highest Court, the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn the decision that they are not entitled to the national minimum wage (NWM) for the duration of their “sleep in” shift. A “sleep in” shift typically means that the employee is

Builders told to remove leasehold terms that trap homeowners

Two major home builders have been told to remove contract terms that mean leaseholders have to pay ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched enforcement action against 4 housing developers in September 2020. These included Countryside Properties and Taylor Wimpey, for using possibly unfair contract terms,

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