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Case law: Court clarifies relevant factors when assessing whether sleep-in staff should be paid living/national minimum wage

Employers will welcome clarification of the multiple factors to take into account when deciding when a sleep-in employee is entitled to the living or national minimum wage for the time they are asleep/not working.

A sleep-in assistant employed by a charity providing accommodation to over-55s was allowed to do nothing and/or sleep during her night shift, and only had to carry out active duties in an emergency.… Read more

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 11:18 am

New law: New data protection law a step closer as UK government publishes draft Bill

Businesses should monitor progress of the first draft of a new Data Protection Bill, published by the UK government to make sure their plans and preparations remain relevant and effective.

The main aim of the Bill is to implement the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply automatically to the UK from May 2018, pending the UK's exit from the EU.… Read more

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 11:17 am

Case law: Employers reminded of importance of telling employees before monitoring their electronic communications

An employer wishing to monitor an employee's private communications should, in assessing whether monitoring is to achieve a legitimate aim and is sufficiently limited and proportionate, ensure the employee is told of the possibility that their online activities may be monitored.Read more

Posted on 3 October 2017 | 11:16 am