Question about contracts in Employment and minimum wage problems Posted August 16, 2009 I've been working for current employer since Feb 08 and was contracted to 45 hours per week with one hour for lunch. In January my colleague was tragically killed in a car crash, since then his job and my job have been merged into one. The new job role requires me to start one hour earlier every day which is being done as paid overtime (when they bother to pay me that is). My contract states I should receive 1 week's written notice of any changes to start and finish times outside my normal working hours – I never received this. I seem to recall reading somewhere ages ago that if you work additional hours for a certain period of time that then forms your contracted hours. Is this correct? The main reason for asking is that I’m taking 3 weeks of holiday leave soon and I’m wondering whether I should receive these overtime payments whilst I’m on holiday leave. Any help would be greatly appreciated.