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Wednesday, 14 January 2009


Working Time and on Call hours

How crazy is that !

You run a residential home and employ a care worker

She works only 8 hours a week but sleeps over 7 nights a week in a flat provided for her for free and is “on call” for 11 hours overnight

She is “called” on average once every 2 weeks

How many hours per week does she work as far as the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation is concerned.

WTR - You guessed it. She has a working week of 85 hours (the eight hours actually worked, plus 77 on call) - more than the 48 hour limit on average weekly working hours.

NMW - She has a working week of 85 hours less the time when she was actually asleep. Ask her when she dozed off and when she awoke. Pay her the NMW for all that time less those sleeping hours


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