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Sleep-in workers and national minimum wage

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of an Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to national minimum wage for workers that sleep-in on shifts. The Court of Appeal decided that workers that are required to sleep at or near their place of work to be able to assist if necessary were available for work instead of actually working.  As a result, workers were only entitled to be paid minimum wage for the period by which they were required to be awake to work, and not for the entirety of the shift that they were required to sleep in. This appears to be good news for Employers.