inconvenience payment

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inconvenience payment

Additional payments made to a person in the UK, over and above his or her base pay, for the inconvenience of working in a shift system. The money paid may change according to the perceived level of inconvenience—while it incorporates payment for unsocial working hours, it can cover other forms of inconvenience, such as the need to rotate and/or the speed of rotation through shifts. It can be synonymous with unsocial hours premia (premiums) and/or shift premia.
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The agreement in addition comprises improvements in benefits, pensions, shift premiums and a $1.
Toomie's owners, Norong and Kaoduan Undomrak, are individually and jointly responsible for $108,200 in civil penalties as well as $373,613 owed to their workers in unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay, rest period and split shift premiums.
The cuts include the loss of enhancement for weekend working, removal of some shift premiums and the removal of the majority of Bank Holiday premiums.
However, new staff in the manufacturing plants will join on lower rates of pay and receive lower shift premiums.
New recruits will come in on lower rates of pay, receiving lower shift premiums, but existing employees are unaffected and there will be an extension of performance-related pay for salaried employees.
Features of the agreement include a 5% wage increase on the date of signing followed by annual increases of 3%, 3% and 4%, plus increases in licence premiums, skill pay, shift premiums and restored holidays over the life of the contract.
We did not consider reducing shift premiums, we did not consider taking off some of the terms and conditions.
We introduced reduced hours in order to protect jobs until the market recovers and the change in shift premiums is the result of moving from a sevenday to a five-day working week.
Workers have already taken a reduction in shift premiums and have embarked on the first two of four "down days", which have been introduced to protect production jobs.
The self-selection process is extremely relevant for the research, because we (as in the initial Levine & Toffle study) try to assess the total payroll measure as being a function of overtime payment and shift premiums (PPR pure premium rates set on the basis of worker extra-costs per each occupation).
Overtime was not an issue because in the current economic climate it is "a distant memory", he added, and workers would however not receive shift premiums which they would have been paid for working anti-social hours.
Also, make sure your payroll system includes shift premiums and other similar compensation when determining the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes.