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  • Overview

    In this month’s edition of Workplace Law, we look at the multifactorial approach when considering National Minimum Wage for sleep-in workers, the potential discriminatory tests following an employer’s test and the MP’s assessment of the gig economy. 

    Please click on the links below to read the different articles included in this month's Workplace Law.

    Paid for sleeping on the job, a dream come true for employees or a nightmare for employers?

    Understanding exactly what the position is in relation to this question is particularly important if you are an employer in the care sector or education sector with boarding facilities.

    Alexander Millward discusses The National Minimum Wage with regards to 'sleep-in' shifts and whether employees are entitled to be paid the NMW when working 'sleep-in' shifts.

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    Multiple choice = multiple problems. Employer’s assessment test deemed discriminatory by the EAT.

    It is more and more common for employers to use aptitude tests in order to select candidates when recruiting. These tests can be particularly useful and relevant in the sifting and selection process.

    Presumably so long as you ask everyone who is applying for the role to undertake the test this cannot possibly expose you to any risk, can it?
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    MPs’ damning assessment on the growing gig economy

    On 1 May 2017 the Work and Pensions Committee published a report after hearing from gig economy companies like Uber, Hermes and Deliveroo and from the drivers who carry out the work for them.

    Elizabeth Maxwell talks about the potential protection that is being discussed for people working in the gig economy which will protect them against exploitation.

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