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What is the minimum time that should be paid out for a

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What is the minimum time that should be paid out for a shift? When working weekends or holidays I often only do half an hour or one hour, and that is all I get paid for.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I'm in New Zealand.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I don't understand. I often work very short hours on my allocated weekend on, and wondered if I should be paid for a minimum of, say, 2 hours.

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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 1 month ago
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Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Does your employment contract have anything about payment for callout or minimum hours? Some do, but not all.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Unfortunately I'm not sure where my contract is at present. Is there no legal minimum in law?
Solicitor: Chris The Lawyer, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Unfortunately there is no specific law which says that you must be paid for certain periods when you are on a call out or just work a short time. While some workers have negotiated arrangements, there is no legal entitlement under general employment law. You can ask your employer for a copy of the contract and they must give you one, if that helps.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
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