Category Archives: National Minimum Wage

Worker Status & the ‘Gig’ Economy: Addison Lee Drivers

This is another case in a long line of cases making their way through the Employment Tribunal system about the status of persons who are working in the ‘gig’ economy. This time it involves the drivers who work for Addison Lee. The Law There are currently three status that someone who works for you can […]

Do you have to pay the National Minimum Wage for workers who sleep in?

‘Sleep-in’ carers are not entitled to the minimum wage when sleeping In In a reversal of previous decisions made in so called “sleep-in” cases, the Court of Appeal has held in Royal Mencap Society v Blake [2018] EWCA Civ 1641 that workers who sleep on their employer’s premises whilst on call are not entitled to […]

National Minimum Wage rates – April 2017

  Current National Minimum Wage Rates The National Minimum Wage rates increased from the 1st April 2017 and it is therefore important that you take action to ensure your payroll is correct for all employees. The current rates are: 25 and over: £7.50 – this is known as the National Living Wage. 21 to 24: […]

National Minimum Wage – 01 October 2015

  National Minimum Wage Increases The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 apply from today (01 October 2016) and therefore the rates of the national minimum wage will increase in accordance with recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. From 1 October 2015 the following minimum wage rates will apply: Adult rate for workers aged 21 […]

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