Sleeping on the Job?

DLP have seen an increase in queries, regarding Carers who sleep at a client’s home, seeking advice on whether they are entitled to minimum wage for these hours ‘worked’.

On the 13th July 2018 in the case of MenCap v Tomlinson-Blake, it was held by Court of Appeal that an employee was not entitled to National Minimum Wage whilst carrying out a sleep in.

The court used this opportunity to re-affirm the position laid down in previous cases.


Should you have any questions feel free to reach out to our help line. DLP advisors are available to answer any questions you may have at 0330 400 4495.

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