Did you enter into an agreement to take a pay cut at various alert levels
Some employers and employees may have agreed to a reduction in pay, for example to ensure the financial viability of the businesses and to avoid the need for redundancies.
Any return to standard wages would depend on what was agreed. Any reduction in pay must have been mutually agreed and negotiated in good faith. Employees should have had an appropriate amount of time to consider their employer’s proposal.
If an employee agreed to a pay cut at alert level 4, they may be asking should my wages go back to normal at lower alert levels. The short answer is yes, the arrangement you agreed to was for Alert Level 4. If an employer wishes to continue the pay cut in level 3 or 2, they will need to re-negotiate those changes with the employee
Some employers and employees may have agreed to a reduction in hours during Alert Level 4. If hours worked then increase to normal levels at other alert levels, employees should be paid as normal.
The minimum wage and employment agreements apply in all cases.
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Police asked and you responded.
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People were quick to come up with names.
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