Pay and bonus disputes
Are you concerned that you have not been paid correctly? Would you like advice in relation to whether you are entitled to receive a bonus?
If you believe that you have not been paid in line with your contract of employment, are not being paid the minimum wage, are not receiving overtime pay, have not been paid a bonus or think that there has been an unlawful deduction to your wages, you can come to us for assistance.
We can help you by providing you with legal advice before approaching your employer so you can feel confident knowing that you are clear as to all of your legal rights. The team at Moore Blatch will consider your specific circumstances and are able to provide advice over the phone or face to face on how strong your position is and how you should try to resolve the dispute. You will fully understand all your options before making a decision about pursuing a claim.
All employees are entitled to an individual written pay statement. The statement must show gross pay and take-home pay, with amounts and reasons for all deductions. If there is a dispute in relation to the amount you take-home or a deduction then it is possible to start formal internal procedures or, if the problem persists, refer the case to an employment tribunal.
If your employment has come to an end, there is a three month time limit to bring the case forward and therefore it is important to seek legal advice right at the start of the dispute.
If you are not being paid we are on hand to provide you with advice on what your rights are, who you should contact to investigate the issue and what your options are.
If a dispute has arisen in relation to whether you should be paid overtime, the first port of call is your employment terms. Our team will be able to advise you on whether you have an employment term governing payment of overtime or whether there is an implied term.
Bonus payments are not always as straight forward as they seem. There are no statutory rights governing them and instead bonus payments are governed by contract law. It is important that you fully understand the terms of any bonus scheme you may be a part of.
Depending on whether the bonus is guaranteed or discretionary depends on the route you need to take in order to recoup the money. We are here to help identify the type of bonus scheme you are part of and explain to you the process you should take. It is still possible to make a claim for a bonus payment even after your employment has been terminated however the specific wording and drafting of the contract and the reason for termination would be relevant.
For more information please contact Katherine Maxwell or Naomi Greenwood.