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Have you considered reduced hours for your workforce?



While not yet in this situation, I would be interested to see how many business owners out there have even considered reduced hours for their workforce while the recovery gets under way? It is a sad fact of life but there will be huge employment come January 2021 which will reduce disposable income, economic growth and could become a self-fulfilling prophecy, more job losses and the vicious circle starts again.
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You must foremost check your printed service contract for a nonstop term that permits your owner to change your hours and period of work. If there is no such clause, your employer will be at risk of breaching the employment contract.


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Surely up to the employee as well as the employer, earning minimum wage at 40 hours a week is bad enough for some. If I started getting paid for 32 hours a week I'd look elsewhere unless I continued getting my 40 hours pay.
If the pay is strictly tied to the hours worked it should be up to both the employer and the employee.
But 4 days with 8 hours free pay would be nice for many


New Member
Reduction of hours of work may refer to: Eight-hour day, the product of a social movement to regulate the length of a working day. Four-day week, a policy to reduce the working week to four days rather than the more customary five. Working time § Gradual decrease in working hours.