We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, and we welcome you to the first issue of Caring Eye for 2014, and our second edition overall.

We had some great feedback from our clients in the Care industry about Issue 1 of the Caring Eye and we have continued with the same informative articles in this issue. As always we value your continual feedback and you have any comments or suggestions on topics that you would like to see covered, please email us at caringeye@peninsula-uk.com.

This issue contains a focus on the importance of consistency in disciplinary sanctions, explaining why it is important to look back at your previous actions. We also take a look at the concept of employee suspension which we know is a common reason for you to call us for advice.

We’ve also included a case report of a significant case involving the payment of minimum wage for sleep in hours.

We hope you enjoy Issue 2 of the Caring Eye.