The National Minimum Wage, Working Hours & UK Military Personnel

Did you know that, under Section (1) of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, a person serving as a member of the naval, military, or air force of the Crown does not qualify for the national minimum wage (NMW) in respect of that service? Further, personnel are exempt from the Working Time Directive and do… Read More

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Zero Hours Employment

Expect to hear more about zero hours contracts. The government says almost a quarter of companies with more than 100 employees are using them, a rate that has doubled in the past nine years. The contracts, which tie staff to employers but offer no guarantees of work, are increasingly prevalent in the health sector, retail,… Read More