Hello when you actually look at the hours he has worked and the pay he received was he paid for all time worked regardless of when that was paid?
ok so he was paid at the end of Aug for the August work, then he received this payment in Sept, apparently not for the Sept hours and instead he was paid in Oct for the previous month. Then he continued being paid for each month in the following month? Assuming this was the case I presume he was paid for May in June and also for June in the final pay he received?
ok from what you have said it would appear that he was paid an extra month. Aug was the payment for the Aug hours. for the Sep hours he was paid in Oct and then every month h was paid for the previous one so he has effectively been paid for every month, including the last two months when he was paid in June for his May hours and for his Jun hours. So in effect there is an extra payment given to him in Sept which did not cover any month's hours because he was still paid for his Sept hours in Oct. Do I understand this correctly?
ok let's try and see it from this perspective:
Aug - paid in Aug
Sep - paid in Oct
Oct - paid in Nov
Nov - paid in Dec
Dec - paid in Jan
Jan - paid in Feb
Feb - paid in Mar
Mar - paid in Apr
Apr - paid in May
May - paid in Jun
Jun - paid in Jun
if the above are correct then there would still be the outstanding payment paid in Sep which did not cover any month's hours?
At this stage it may be a good idea indeed. The legal position is really relevant once you have worked out whether he was paid for the hours he has worked and what the employer can do in terms of withholding payment for hours worked. So if you want to check that with an accountant and get back to em then I can advise on the legal position
No worries you can leave this quesiton open if you wanted to and get back to me when you are ready