Hi. I have been employed as a manager of a nz wide bar/restaurant franchise. I have been working in this role for approx 2months. To date I have still not been given a written contract and as I am currently having to work around 70hrs a week and barely get a day off work, I am wondering where I stand.My understanding is a contract, although verbal is as binding as a written contract, however I am worried about just being abused and used without stipulated work hours. Furthermore as a manager I found out that a couple of waitresses are being paid more than i am without the responcibilities that I have.Please clarify my situation for me.Cheers, Will
Tried to discuss with my boss, however he fobs me off with things like you haven't proven yourselve yet etc.
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It is most unprofessional, and also illegal not to have a written employment contract. One of the reasons is why you are having problems now-they can exploit you and make you work long hours because of the uncertainty of the contract terms.
You are entitled to insist on a written contract and the items like hours and wages properly defined.
You do not have to work more than 40 hours a week except when you are asked to do so.
You should have meeting with your manager to resolve these issues.
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