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Care workers who ‘sleep-in’ not entitled to national minimum wage

The Supreme Court has handed down its landmark judgment for two cases related to national minimum wage regulations.

Union alleges Yodel underpaid night shift workers

9 Mar 2021

The GMB Union is taking Yodel to tribunal over claims hundreds of night workers were underpaid.

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Five employment law cases that will shape 2021

13 Jan 2021

Stephen Simpson looks at five important employment law cases that will grab the headlines in 2021, covering significant issues such...

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Supreme Court hears minimum wage ‘sleep-in’ cases

12 Feb 2020

In a landmark case for the care sector, the Supreme Court today hears two cases on the national minimum wage...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Older workers drive growth in night work

26 Oct 2019

Nearly one million workers aged over 50 are now working through the night with night working at its highest level since records began.

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Working when the clocks go back: how do employers handle the extra hour?

25 Oct 2019

The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 27 October 2019. But what does this mean for night workers?

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Night shifts do not increase breast cancer risk, study finds

30 May 2019

Researchers have debunked the idea that shift work increases the risk of developing breast cancer, finding there was little or...

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Shop staff verbally abused or assaulted once a fortnight, union claims

30 Apr 2019

A retail union has urged the government to better protect shop workers from violence and verbal abuse, after it emerged...

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Caravan park staff not entitled to NMW for night call outs

18 Apr 2019

Workers who were on call during the evening were conducting “time work” and should have received an hourly rate under...

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Night shifts can lead to cancer, study suggests

2 Aug 2017

Working night shifts is associated with a reduced ability to repair DNA lesions that can, over time, cause DNA damage...

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Does working night shifts increase risk of cancer?

5 Sep 2012

How the body clock works remains a mystery, but the effects of shift patterns on it and overall wellbeing are...

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Danish study links cancer risk to night shifts

3 Jul 2012

Frequent night shifts can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, research has argued.A study of women in...

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Sleeping night workers’ ‘rest break’ claim rejected

20 Apr 2012

Two night-shift care workers who were sacked after being found asleep on duty and who claimed they were “asserting the right...

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Night-shift workers warned of health risks

20 Apr 2011

The Government is being urged to limit the length of night shifts to eight hours, after a study warned that...

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