LJB Hayes

LJB Hayes

LJB Hayes

Lydia holds the Journal of Law and Society Research Fellowship at Cardiff University School of Law. Her research interests lie in labour law, care work, political theory and empirical legal studies.

Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake: a disaster for the sustainability of social care?

12 October 2018

By Dr Lydia Hayes, Reader in Law, Cardiff University

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake has overturned a decade of progressive decisions at the EAT and removed minimum wage protections from care and support workers on sleep-in shifts. It may be that Lord Justices Ryder, Underhill and Singh thought their ruling would do the industry a good turn. Yet their decision puts the sector even further away from the position it desperately needs to be in, that of being able to offer decent jobs and to stem the growing exodus of its workforce.

One hot EU potato. Fresh proposals for the Posted Workers’ Directive.

07 January 2014

By LJB Hayes, Cardiff University

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