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Hi, need some advise please, have been in employment with the same employer for the last 6 years, have never signed a contract but was based upon a zero contract, where if there was work it was offered, we were paid the last friday of every month, and have been for the last 6 years, however i recently decided to change my job to a contracted one,and left with immediate effect due to personnal reasons, now my previous employer has decided that she would change the date of paying wages to the last date of the month! i am a single mum and rely on what ever wages i get to live on, my question is: does she have a right to change the date of payment without first having a discussion with me? i have no signed contract and no written warning that she was intending on doing this? thanks

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  • Wonka_2
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    Probably not - but there's a whole load of variables in there. Given this is presumably a one-off where you were expecting your final pay last Friday and instead you'll receive this Thursday (30th) I'm not sure what you're going to be able to do.

    Any action you're able to take will take longer than the few days (hard though they are) to resolve
  • Marcon
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    Hi, need some advise please, have been in employment with the same employer for the last 6 years, have never signed a contract but was based upon a zero contract, where if there was work it was offered, we were paid the last friday of every month, and have been for the last 6 years, however i recently decided to change my job to a contracted one,and left with immediate effect due to personnal reasons, now my previous employer has decided that she would change the date of paying wages to the last date of the month! i am a single mum and rely on what ever wages i get to live on, my question is: does she have a right to change the date of payment without first having a discussion with me? i have no signed contract and no written warning that she was intending on doing this? thanks
    So you left with immediate effect (and no notice?) 'due to personal reasons'.

    Your former employer has decided to change the payroll date by a few days, presumably for 'business reasons'.  

    I'm afraid it's likely to be 'just one of those things', however inconvenient for you - and possibly her.





    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
  • Brie
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    Contracts can be verbal as well as written but who knows what might have been agreed 6 years back.  You can say one thing and your employer can say something else and there's not much you can do about it unfortunately.  As Wonka has said - it will take longer than a couple of days to get anything sorted and hopefully you'll have been paid by then in any case.  Do make sure you have received all the money owed including holiday pay as it will be harder to to get anything that is missing the longer you wait. (or she stalls...but hopefully she'll be good about it all)

    If you are really struggling you might want to check what's available from a local community fridge or food bank - sorry if you're way ahead on this but thought I'd state the obvious.

    And well done on taking a big step forward and getting a new job!  
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  • Thank you for your feedback,
    I think this is done out of spite because i just left!! she has 10 other employees who i know for a fact would defo not agreed to a date change, guessing i will have to wait til Thursday, but i am expecting that no holiday pay owed will be paid as she said when i saw her last Friday she mentioned i wasn't due any, but i know this is untrue. so im going to guess she will take the holiday as my notice!!
  • if for example you have to give one weeks notice to leave and say I'm taking a week's holiday now.then you would not be required to come in for a week ,but you would get a weeks holiday pay.

    but check if you are due any other holiday pay not used as it will added in to the final weeks pay,as well as the weeks holiday pay.
    pay your debt at your rate.not what the creditor demands.cos they have no power.they aren't the police.
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