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Home Workers and Minimum Wage

Home Workers and the Minimum Wage

Employees are entitled to the national living wage when they are ‘working’.

How does this apply to home workers who are ‘on call’ awaiting telephone calls at home but are not actively engaged in work? Minimum wage rules defines ‘working’ to include being available at or near a place of work and being required to be available for such work. However, this does not include time spent asleep.

For the latest rates of the National Minimum Wage:


For the new National Minimum Wage rates which will come into force from April 2019:


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