- Compulsory training before a job starts may well attract national minimum wage (Opalkova v Acquire Care)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the ET
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: Where a worker is required by an employer to undertake induction training as a condition of being permitted to be assigned subsequently to a substantive job post with that employer, it is likely that the time spent doing that training will attract the national minimum wage, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
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