The Valla guide to
Working time and unpaid wages
Your employment contract typically states your normal working hours and pay. If you feel like you’re regularly working past your contract hours or your pay is not being accurately calculated, these guides may help you understand your legal options.
Working time and unpaid wages guides
What to do if you’ve been underpaid
Does your employer owe you money, or is your hourly rate too low? We look at the different ways you can be underpaid and explain how to get your money back.
8 minute read
What is the law around working hours and what does it mean for you?
It's not uncommon to work more than what you're contractually obligated to do. Understand your rights around work hours to recognise if you're being overworked.
8 minute read
Video lessons from Valla
Templates you can use in working time and unpaid wages cases
These document and letter templates are useful in cases of working time and unpaid wages.
Grievance letter template
Raise a grievance with confidence using our letter template.
Schedule of Loss letter template
Know what you're worth in Tribunal with our Schedule of Loss Letter Template.
ET1 Particulars of Claim Template
Get your ET1 Particulars of Claim right with our template.
Help a friend or colleague
Become a discrimination first aider
Become a first responder in times of crisis – someone that others can come to for help, trained in the basics of what rights employees have, discrimination law and work and what steps they can take next.
How to support friends having a tough time at work
Helping your friend or family member through work-related issues can be tricky. Find out how best you can support them during these tough times.
6 minute read