Is it possible to have a contract of employment that does not specify the hours an employee must work?
I work as a chauffeur. My contract of employment guarantees a minimum of 40 hours per week yet only states that I must work as many hours as the operating conditions require. It does not specify my hours. I don't think that this is correct. Am I right?
Asked By: funglestrumpet - 4/28/2009
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if you are asking if some law prohibits you from accepting a job with irregular hours, the answer is no. You can contract to be available 24/7 if you wish.
Answered By: laughter_every_day - 4/28/2009
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Of course you can have such a contract. there are lots of jobs that cannot have specific hours. If you don't like that idea why take the job in the first place
Answered By: Maid Angela - 4/28/2009
The only specification about working hours is the European Working Time Directive. Even then, your employer can ask you to sign an opt-out that allows you to work more hours (in the UK).
Answered By: Duncan Henderson - 4/28/2009
You must speak to a Lawyer that is breach of contract.
Answered By: David H - 4/28/2009
Duncan Henderson is right. I work in healthcare and every home I have worked in has asked me to sign something that says I am prepared to work over the prescribed 48 hours a week. At the moment, however, I work as 'bank staff'' which means I have greater flexibility - my employer is not obliged to offer me work, and... More
Answered By: jenkin1950 - 4/28/2009
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