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Overtime In Post Production - London


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I am wondering if anyone has any experience/advice regarding workers rights in working overtime and how it is paid (ie in money or in Lieu). I work for a Post Production company in Soho and they claim to have the right to dictate how our overtime is paid, which is now paid in Lieu, not as an extra incentive on top of our salary. Nor is it paid as Time and a half or Double Time on weekends/after normal working hours.

I think this stinks and question if this is indeed right?

 

We are working late shifts of 4pm to 5am the next day on regular occasion as well as weekend work. None of this is paid in money and it's all at a standard rate, no matter how long we work. What are my rights? My contract stated that Overtime can be paid in Leui or in Money but it did not stipulate who has the right to request which one it is. It used to be paid in Money but since the company changed hands, new management insist it's paid in Leui and we no longer get a choice.

Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

We're all overworked, underpaid and very frustrated! :confused:

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I am wondering if anyone has any experience/advice regarding workers rights in working overtime and how it is paid (ie in money or in Lieu). I work for a Post Production company in Soho and they claim to have the right to dictate how our overtime is paid, which is now paid in Lieu, not as an extra incentive on top of our salary. Nor is it paid as Time and a half or Double Time on weekends/after normal working hours.

I think this stinks and question if this is indeed right?

 

We are working late shifts of 4pm to 5am the next day on regular occasion as well as weekend work. None of this is paid in money and it's all at a standard rate, no matter how long we work. What are my rights? My contract stated that Overtime can be paid in Leui or in Money but it did not stipulate who has the right to request which one it is. It used to be paid in Money but since the company changed hands, new management insist it's paid in Leui and we no longer get a choice.

Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

We're all overworked, underpaid and very frustrated! :confused:

 

From what I can gather they must get your consent for this.

 

From Businesslink:

 

Manage overtime

Time off in lieu

 

An alternative to paying for overtime is to offer time off in lieu (TOIL). The practice is particularly common among higher paid staff who work overtime.

 

Workers must agree to TOIL. They must also arrange to take it at a time that is convenient for the employer.

 

A question though: Was does your contract state?

 

If it doesn't state that about overtime I would assume they are in breach of contract.

 

You could try contact the Pay and Work Rights helpline

 

Details here:

Pay and Work Rights helpline : Directgov - Directories

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Great feedback, guys. Thank you.

 

My contract states that it can be paid as either (can't recall exact wording) but it doesn't say who has the right to stipulate which one it is. I think it should be up to the employee so this is my concern.

 

I will investigate. Thanks again!

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Great feedback, guys. Thank you.

 

My contract states that it can be paid as either (can't recall exact wording) but it doesn't say who has the right to stipulate which one it is. I think it should be up to the employee so this is my concern.

 

I will investigate. Thanks again!

 

Sorry to be a bearer of bad news but if it's in your contract and you signed it, I would guess legally speaking you agreed to it.

 

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