Question: Can My Employer Give Me Less Hours Than My Contract?

Can I refuse a pay cut?

Most of the time it is legal to reduce an employee’s pay but there are some instances in which it isn’t.

Surprise – A surprise pay cut is illegal.

Employers are obligated to pay employees the agreed-upon rate.

If employers wish to change that rate, they can do so but first employees must agree to it..

Can employees be dismissed for refusing to accept new terms and conditions of employment?

You may decide you wish to terminate their employment under the “old” terms and offer re-engagement on “new” terms which will constitute a dismissal. If they refuse to sign up to the new contractual terms they will be dismissed for Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR).

Does my employer need to give me a contract?

Your employer has to give you a written statement within 2 months of you starting work. The statement must contain certain terms and conditions. A contract gives both you and your employer certain rights and obligations. The most common example is that you have a right to be paid for the work you do.

Can employers legally cut your pay?

If an employer cuts an employee’s pay without telling him, it is considered a breach of contract. Pay cuts are legal as long as they are not done discriminatorily (i.e., based on the employee’s race, gender, religion, and/or age). To be legal, a person’s earnings after the pay cut must also be at least minimum wage.

Who deals with unfair dismissal?

the Industrial Relations CommissionUnfair dismissal claims under the NSW workplace relations system are made to the Industrial Relations Commission.

Is it illegal for my employer not to give me a contract?

There is no legal requirement for an employee to have a written contract of employment, although having something in writing can make it easier to understand what your contractual obligations and rights are. Sometimes employment contracts can be verbal, which is especially common in small businesses.

Can you start work without a signed contract?

Yes, absolutely. Starting work without a signed contract means that your position isn’t clear, or even worse –it’s weak. … It also means that the contract is legally enforceable and will be able to support you if you decide to take legal action.

How long can a company keep you on a temporary contract?

Temporary positions can last anywhere from 1 day to 6 months plus.

Does my employer have to give me a pension?

Your employer must automatically enrol you into a pension scheme and make contributions to your pension if you’re eligible for automatic enrolment. … Your employer cannot refuse. However, they do not have to contribute if you earn these amounts or less: £520 a month.

When should you not take a pay cut?

1. You are putting in a lot of hard work into your job: If you think that you are someone who is putting in a lot of hard work into your job and that there is no reason why you should not be paid a bigger sum, then you should not hesitate before you do not accept the pay cut.

Can you be forced to work outside your contracted hours?

You cannot be forced to work over the number of hours in your contract and may legally refuse to do so. If you do not work the full number of hours stated in your contract (without good reason such as illness/bereavement etc) then your employer may discipline you.

What happens if an employee doesn’t sign a contract?

There is no statutory obligation to have the Contract of Employment or the written statement of particulars signed. Once the applicant has accepted the job, there is a legally binding contract of employment between the employer and the applicant. The law does not require witnesses or a signature to make it valid.

Can a salaried employee be furloughed?

Hourly or non-exempt salaried employees need not be paid, under the FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act. This means that an employer cannot furlough an exempt employee for one or two days. … But, if the company continues to operate as usual, the unpaid furlough would be legal.

Can an employer give less hours than contracted for?

Unless your employment contract expressly allows unpaid or reduced pay lay-offs or short-time working, or you agree to any reduction, your employer is not legally permitted to cut your pay. Whilst your employer may ask you to change your contracted hours, they cannot force you to do so.