How do you politely decline mandatory overtime?

How do you politely decline mandatory overtime?

It’s OK to say no to overtime

  1. “No. Sorry.”
  2. “No. Thanks for asking me.”
  3. “No. Please keep me in mind for future open shifts.”
  4. “Sorry, I am not available.”

Can I be forced to work more hours than my contract?

Your employer cannot make you work more hours than you are contracted. Your contract might say something about overtime, but this should be very clearly described. Usually, your contract will say something like ‘reasonable overtime may be required from time to time, in accordance with the needs of the business’.

Under which circumstances can working hours be changed?

Question: May an employer increase or decrease agreed working hours of its employees? Answer: Agreed working hours may only be increased or decreased by agreement between the parties. Brief explanation: An employer may not unilaterally change agreed terms or conditions of employment.

Can my employer change my job role and reduce my salary?

An employer can cut employees’ pay if they consent to the change to their contracts. Employees may agree to such a change if it is clear that cuts are needed and the alternative would be redundancies.

Can my employer reduce my salary without consultation?

Your employer cannot reduce your pay without your consent. If your employer tries to reduce your pay without your consent, you have the same options as those above. If your employer asks for your consent to reduce your pay – and you do not accept – they may opt to terminate your contract on notice.

Is it legal to cut employees salary?

Reducing pay would be a variation of an employees’ contract of employment. Employers cannot unilaterally vary a contract of employment. This decision is therefore one the employees in question would need to consent to. They are not obliged to give their consent, and, could take legal action to prevent such a change.