National Minimum Wage guidance updated for employees who sleep between duties

13 March 2015

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has updated its guidance on calculating the national minimum wage (NMW) for employees who sleep between duties.

On page 30 of the revised guidance, BIS provides that "employers must ascertain whether a worker is still subject to certain work-related responsibilities whilst asleep, to the extent that they could be deemed to be 'working'".Example scenarios of where NMW is both likely and unlikely to apply are also given.

Click here to access the updated guidance.

With thanks to Pinsent Masons for this update.