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    Minimum Hourly Pay VS time

    With many companies implementing short time during Covid, can a new company begin operations at short time from the outset and continue paying per hour for time worked indefinitely? There may be 9 hours work available on some days and 5 hours work on other days. Staff is happy with this arrangement. Opinion would be appreciated.

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    I think that it is very problematic for new permanent employees.

    Existing permanent employees cannot be paid this way in the long term as far as I know. (I will be very surprised if permanent employees can be paid on an hourly basis in the first place)

    I can't see how hourly wage earners could be unhappy (provided that they are declared as such in their employment contracts)
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
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    thanks very much, appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMerchantOfVenice View Post
    thanks very much, appreciated!
    It's just my 20c worth - please don't take it as Gospel.

    Make sure that you get a copy of your employment contract.

    I think that a lot of companies are abusing the Covid-19 situation and getting away with it.
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