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National minimum wage: Minimum wage is payable for all home night-duty hours

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    British Nursing Association v Inland Revenue (National Minimum Wage Compliance Team) [2002] IRLR 480 CA (0 other reports)

Workers who provided a "seamless" 24-hour service dealing with telephone calls from clients who required the services of "bank nurses" were, for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, "working" throughout the nightshifts when they took the calls at their homes, holds the Court of Appeal in British Nursing Association v Inland Revenue (National Minimum Wage Compliance Team) [2002] IRLR 480. Accordingly, they were entitled to be paid at the hourly minimum rate for all the hours they were on duty at night, notwithstanding that they were not taking calls for the whole time and were free to undertake activities such as reading or watching television between calls.