If the employee is going to appeal, they must do so in writing within 14 days, and you must then arrange another meeting within 14 days of receiving this letter.
You must write, giving details of the outcome of the appeal, within 14 days of this meeting.
I have become used to the (mostly) distraction-free environment of my spare bedroom.
Maybe I’ve gone too far now to ever return to a ‘normal’ job.
Within 14 days of the meeting you must write either to agree a new work pattern or to refuse the request.
You cannot refuse, however, unless you can demonstrate one or more of the following eight clear business reasons for doing so: If you do refuse, you must give your reasons in writing, dating the letter and giving details of your appeals procedure.
Under this system you must calculate the average production speed of the people doing this form of work, and use the resulting figure as the basis for calculating how long piece workers should take to do the work given them.
Provided you fulfil certain conditions, the average production speed may be used as the basis for calculating whether workers are paid the minimum wage.
In any case, you will have to show that your decision to pay less can be objectively justified (ie, there is an acceptable business reason for doing so).
Back to top Under the 'fair piece rate' system, you may choose to pay the minimum wage for every hour worked, or bring in a 'rated output' system.