February 19th, 2021 by James Goudie KC

The Supreme Court has confirmed, in Uber v Aslam (2021) UKSC 5, at para 133, that time spent “on call “counts as “working time “if the worker is required to be at or near their place of work. The leading case remains Case C-518/15, Ville de Nivelles: retained firefighters’ standby time at home is working time: (2018) IRLR 457. On the national minimum wage Judgment is still awaited from the Supreme Court in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson- Blake.


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