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What are you ideally hoping to achieve in the circumstances, please?
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Many thanks for your patience. First of all, under UK law, there is no legal right to be paid for overtime at all. Many jobs require their workers to work over their contracted hours and not pay them for these extra hours. As far as your legal rights are concerned, all you can expect is the following:
· That the employer honours your contract (in this case pays you overtime if you work over 40h)
· That you get at least the minimum wage rate you are entitled to considering the total number of hours you worked and the amount you ere paid for them
It is entirely legal for the employer to contract you to work 32 hours per week, to have a policy which says overtime is only payable if you work over 40h a week, then either not pay you for the hours between 32-40, or pay you at normal rates for them. They just have to ensure that you get at least the minimum wage considering the number of hours you have worked and the amount you have been paid for them.
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