Wages | Scrooge firm tried to avoid paying overtime AFTER work was done

Scrooge firm tried to avoid paying overtime AFTER work was done

It could be a scene straight out of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol – workers putting in extra hours before the holiday, only to be told afterwards by their employer that they will not be paid their overtime rate.

According to Leicestershire Live, labourers, forklift drivers and maintenance staff working for Davidsons Homes were horrified to discover that their pay checks were missing their overtime pay after working on a weekend – despite not having been told they would be paid at the usual rate.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Boris
    Mon, 4 Feb 2019 12:19pm GMT
    This is disgusting. If the employer has decided to withdraw overtime from it's workers they should have told them, blaming the workers is both cowardly and cheap. I really hate it when members of management do the whole "as a gesture of goodwill" rubbish. They didn't explain to the workforce what the situation was, they got extra hours out of them and then they won't pay? How is it a gesture of goodwill? They worked extra for you, because no one was told about the change in overtime, yet you don't want to pay them? Disgusting.