Is it legal to be asked to work 7 days, 5 - 6 hours per day with only your four weeks holiday off? Salaried position I

Expert's Assistant chat
Customer: Is it legal to be asked to work 7 days, 5 - 6 hours per day with only your four weeks holiday off?
JA: Is this an hourly or salaried position? Part time or full time?
Customer: Salaried position I guess as live in Manager of a Backpackers. Hours of work considered to be 3pm - 9pm. 7 days per week. Payment of $45K per year and charges of $350 per week for the accommodation.
JA: Where are you located? Employment law varies by state.
Customer: Hawkes Bay New Zealand
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, was only a query really. Just a position I was looking at investigating further.
Answered by Chris The Lawyer in 3 hours 2 years ago
imglogo
Chris The Lawyer
10+ years of experience
logo

41672 Satisfied customers

Expert in: Family Law, Legal, Estate Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law, Business Law, Consumer Protection Law, Bankruptcy Law, Traffic Law, Personal Injury Law.

logoBack
logologo
Chris The Lawyer
logo
logo
41672 Satisfied customers
logo
10+ years of experience
imglogo
Chris The Lawyer
10+ years of experience
logo

41672 Satisfied customers

Jessica

Jessica

Consultant

31,131 Satisfied customers

Pearl avatar
Lawyer's, Assistant
116 Lawyers are online right now.
img

Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Hi
I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

img

Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Under employment law no one can be required to work more than 40 hours per week, unless they expressly agree. If you are considering this as a job, It seems a lot of money for the accommodation charges per week, and not that high a salary for being on call seven days per week. If the terms suit you however, you can agree to work in those hours, but they cannot force you to work more than 40 hours unless you have agreed otherwise

Customer
Thank you for the rep-ly. Perhaps my wording was not exact. Is it legal to expect someone to work 7 days continuously without rostered days off? As in 7 days a week ongoing until you take your holidays.
img

Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You can agree to work this pattern, but they cannot require or force you to do so.

Ask a lawyer and get your legal questions answered.
See all Legal Questions
img
Related Legal Questions
How it works
logoAsk for help, 24/7
Ask for help, 24/7
Members enjoy round-the-clock access to 12,000+ verified Experts, including doctors, lawyers, tech support, mechanics, vets, home repair pros, more.
logoExpert will respond in minutes
Expert will respond in minutes
After you reach out, we match you with an Expert who specializes in your situation. Talk, text, chat, whichever you prefer.
logoSave time & money
Save time & money
No scheduling hassles, missing time from work, or expensive consults.
A JustAnswer membership can save you significant time and money each month.
img
logo 593 Verified lawyers, 10+ years of experience
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on Askalawyeroncall.com are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. Askalawyeroncall.com is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response as proposing specific action or addressing your specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances should be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on any information received from an Expert, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains. The responses above are from independent, freelance Experts, who are not employed by Askalawyeroncall.com . The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credentials of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.
Explore law categories
Powered by JustAnswer