I need to write a letter to my hourly employees informing them of a reduction in there work hours from 40 to 35 hours a week.
Many employers are in the same position. The best practice in HR is to inform employees one full pay period in advance, if possible. We assume that you do not routinely post a weekly schededule. If you did, a letter would probably be unnecessary.
In your case, you might simply write a letter or memo that says something like:
Due to the current financial climate, our company will reduce the standard workweek for all hourly employees from 40 hours per week to 35 hours per week, effective June 12, 2009. Employees working 35 hours per week will continue to enjoy full-time benefits such as health insurance coverage.
Please be assured that this is not a step we take lightly. As an employer, we recognize that this change will have an impact on employees and their families. However, in order to avoid more drastic measures such as layoffs, we find it necessary to take this action at this time. We appreciate your continued cooperation during these tough economic times, and look forward to better days ahead.
2 Responses to “reduction in work hours letter”
Leave a Reply
- Attendance Management (1447)
- Benefits (2036)
- Compensation (2351)
- Employment Training (329)
- Hiring and Staffing (1019)
- Human Resources Management (4855)
- Labor Laws (1593)
- Management / Leadership Development (357)
- Performance Management (247)
- Structural Development (41)
- Termination (749)
- Workplace Health & Safety (348)
- Workplace Management (503)