AIBU to think this is unfair of DP's employer?

(16 Posts)
FadBook Thu 31-Oct-13 10:26:46

NMW increased to £6.31 from 1st Oct.

His contract might be a 40 hour one, or given my knowledge on the hospitality industry, he may well be on a lesser hour contract i.e. 25, but work more hours than his contract each week.

So in effect, they are probably cutting everyone back to their contracted hours.

A word of warning about him moving to Assistant Manager - check that he is paid an hourly rate, and not moved to a salary. He may not receive overtime payments for doing additional hours outside his rota; so best to get the calculator out and see if moving to a higher hourly rate, is worth the potential expectations of the employer (i.e. coming in 30 minutes early, leaving 40 minutes later etc).

graceholl Thu 31-Oct-13 10:10:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 31-Oct-13 07:21:42

It'saboatjacks controllables are her budget not her people.

HarryStottle Thu 31-Oct-13 07:17:49

itsaboatjack I hope you don't tell the people who work for you that they are your "controllables"

HarryStottle Thu 31-Oct-13 07:14:08

If he has a contract for 40 hours then the employer cannot unilaterally change it's terms. Your DH should contact ACAS for advice. However the unfortunate thing is that if he hasn't been in the job long and refuses to agree the change the employer can sack him and he'll have little comeback.

intitgrand Thu 31-Oct-13 07:06:43

that is not the employees problem he must be paid his contracted hours. There are procedures to be gone through to vary his contract. Under on circumstances should he be paid less than the minimum wage

CaptainSweatPants Thu 31-Oct-13 07:00:14

Are you sure these type of places make as much money as you think?

Peole have less disposable income due to cost of bills etc so dong eat out as much

We hardly ever eat out any more

intitgrand Thu 31-Oct-13 06:52:09

yes talk to human resources and the crb about both issues

Altinkum Thu 31-Oct-13 04:56:08

Legally (depending on his contract) he should be getting paid his contract hours, I'd contact hr about it.

Itsaboatjack Thu 31-Oct-13 00:45:30

You're right, it isn't fair but that's the way of business I'm afraid. Managers of chain bars and restaurants are set a wages budget that they have to stick to. It is a % so if sales are down then the amount of money available to spend on wages also goes down.

My staff are all on above the minimum wage but I still feel shit every Jan/Feb when sales fall right off that I have to cut the hours so much, after all as you say they still have rent and bills to pay. But as a manager I won't be keeping my job very long if I can't manage my controllables.

As long as they are not giving his hours to someone else but are just scaling back to the needs of the business then they can I'm afraid.

FadBook Thu 31-Oct-13 00:28:21

If he's contracted to 40 hours, he should have been consulted with about a change in terms & conditions.

£6.31 is the national min wage from age 21 and above

Hawkmoth Thu 31-Oct-13 00:23:12

£6/hr is below NMW

WooWooOwl Thu 31-Oct-13 00:19:10

So much depends on the type of contract he has.

Is he busy when he's at work? Is it the type of job where all the work he has to do can be completed in the hours he is there?

Darkesteyes Thu 31-Oct-13 00:05:56

So who is covering the hours that he isnt getting anymore.

graceholl Wed 30-Oct-13 23:16:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

graceholl Wed 30-Oct-13 23:15:51

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