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    Default WWYD work & pay related

    I started a new job 3 weeks ago, and I haven't been paid yet. I was assured payment would be made on Tuesday, but it still hasn't cleared in my account. It is casual work for a private individual whose responsibility it is to pay me (no company/HR dept involved). Payday is supposedly every fortnight. I have asked several times about my wages and just get met with vague responses. I was considering contacting my employer and informing them I am not comfortable working any further shifts until I receive my payment for hours worked.

    What would you do?

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    I absolutely wouldn't be working until I've been paid. I believe it's illegal to not pay on time. Maybe you could look up the legislation and use that to tell them to hurry up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
    I absolutely wouldn't be working until I've been paid. I believe it's illegal to not pay on time. Maybe you could look up the legislation and use that to tell them to hurry up
    This ^^

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    Do you have a contract?

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    Nope.

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    Not a good sign for future employment with them. I'd be getting out or at least don't do anymore work until you're paid, then they may realise you can't be taken advantage of. Some dodgy employers will do this crap to see if they get away it at the start. Gives good employers a bad name

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    Do you mind me asking why not?

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    No, that's fine. I don't want to sign a contract, I wasn't offered a contract and I'm happy without one. This is my first foray into paid work after developing a chronic illness and I wanted flexibility - to leave, if my health demanded it. Surely a contract is not required for an employee to be paid?

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    The only thing with not having a contract is that it's harder to prove you were actually doing the work. Did you get anything like a letter detailing what you would be doing and what you would be getting paid? And have you met the actual employer? My concern is that you sound like you're supposed to be paid by someone other than your actual employer so it sounds like it could be a bit suss

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    Your arrangement leaves you vulnerable to these sort of antics I'm afraid. A contract is in place to provide terms of employment and protect you as an employee. There are contracts for casual arrangements which are very flexible.

    Is there evidence that you have worked there? Time sheets, emails etc?

    Can you afford to walk away without being paid?

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