• Can you be a Bar Manager and not work weekends?

    I worked at a small pub/restaurant (brewery owned) in the UK for about 10 years until finishing just over a year and a half ago. My question is we had a Bar Manager, who I believe is still there (don't get me wrong, a great chap) who didn't work weekends and took all his holiday time Christmas and new years time. When this was highlighted... show more
    I worked at a small pub/restaurant (brewery owned) in the UK for about 10 years until finishing just over a year and a half ago. My question is we had a Bar Manager, who I believe is still there (don't get me wrong, a great chap) who didn't work weekends and took all his holiday time Christmas and new years time. When this was highlighted a few years ago when we had a holding company in charge, he claims to have a contract that states he doesn't work weekends. I was very skeptical over this since I had worked there long enough, and I am pretty sure he worked Saturday afternoons on a regular basis at one time. I thought contracts generally covered pay, holiday time notice periods etc, but not actual working days. Thoughts anyone?
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 months ago
  • Paid in Arrears and Outstanding Holiday Entitlement?

    I am after some help regarding a couple of issues of my employment. I am employed as a Kitchen Porter in the UK. Firstly, I started a new job on 9th November, the Employment Contract states 'Your rate of pay will be £6.70 per hour and paid monthly in arrears on the 6th of the following month'. Could somebody possibly explain this simply... show more
    I am after some help regarding a couple of issues of my employment. I am employed as a Kitchen Porter in the UK. Firstly, I started a new job on 9th November, the Employment Contract states 'Your rate of pay will be £6.70 per hour and paid monthly in arrears on the 6th of the following month'. Could somebody possibly explain this simply and clearly to me please, and possibly give me an idea as to when I will be paid for my work since the 9th November? (I have tried searching for answers but get different ones etc). My second enquiry is regarding Holiday Entitlement from my previous job. The Holiday Entitlement form stated 'The company's holiday year period is from January to December each year' and also 'All holiday Entitlement must be taken by the end of the Holiday Year and no direct payment will be given as a substitute to taking Holidays'. Only upon leaving the Company will direct payment be made for any outstanding Holiday Entitlement. Now the situation is, I still had eight holiday altogether to take before December but had already filled out a form for five of these days, to take this month (November) and would like to know where I stand on this, since I had already filled the form in but had left the Company before the due dates had arrived. The form however had not been signed by my employer, however this goes for my last few Holiday forms , although I experienced no problems regarding payment for these previous Holidays. Many Thanks
    2 answers · Law & Legal · 2 years ago
  • Slipping accidents at work?

    I am after some advice on where I stand should an accident occur in my workplace and am employed as a kitchen porter (pot wash) in a pub restaraunt (in the UK) owned by a popular brewery. Some time ago a former colleague nearly suffered a slipping accident on the kitchen floor and claimed in the event of an accident I could be liable and not the... show more
    I am after some advice on where I stand should an accident occur in my workplace and am employed as a kitchen porter (pot wash) in a pub restaraunt (in the UK) owned by a popular brewery. Some time ago a former colleague nearly suffered a slipping accident on the kitchen floor and claimed in the event of an accident I could be liable and not the employers, and regarding this there have been several other slipping incidents both in my presence and absence. However I noticed a few issues regarding this: 1.The kitchen flooring is ceramic tiles and I think somebody mentioned this is incorrect for a commercial kitchen. 2. In most, if not all of the slipping incidents, the colleagues concerned were wearing trainers, which I think is innappropriate, although the employers don't seem to have a strict policy on footwear (I wear non-slip shoes) 3. The washing up area and dishwasher, which unerstandably gets wet, is situated right in the middle of the walkway where chefs, waiting staff etc have to pass through, instead of been in one corner area away from everywhere else. 4. Recently, the dishwasher has started leaking badly and has not been serviced recently etc (although it's probably out of guarantee) and this contributes greatly to a wet floor. I would like to know if I have valid points here in (God Forbid) the event of an accident. Regards
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • Different names on Licence and Accident Book/Contracts?

    Hello Everyone I am employed at a pub restaurant in the UK owned by a well known brewery. The previous tenants left at the end of October and one thing I had always found odd was the landlady used her marriage surname for her alcohol licence fitted above the front door but used her maiden name for the accident book kept in the kitchen (and put... show more
    Hello Everyone I am employed at a pub restaurant in the UK owned by a well known brewery. The previous tenants left at the end of October and one thing I had always found odd was the landlady used her marriage surname for her alcohol licence fitted above the front door but used her maiden name for the accident book kept in the kitchen (and put her initials the wrong way round for this as well). I would like to know is she actually allowed to do this, with the licence and accident book both effectively been legal documents. If not,would this make whichever one with the 'incorrect' name invalid/illegal etc? Also, she apparently gave two (troublesome) employees written contracts the day before she left. Would these also be invalid/illegal if the wrong name has used been on these? Thanks for any help that can be given on this
    1 answer · Small Business · 4 years ago