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If a person has been given a start date but 3 days prior to starting has been asked to postpone the start date by a day, are there any obligations by the employer to pay from the original start date?

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    How long are you asking them to stay unemployed for? – user1666620 Aug 4 '18 at 8:41
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    If it's only one day, it's probably more trouble than it's worth to pursue, even if they ARE obligated to pay. Not only would it create a poor first impression, but the legal fees would likely exceed the pay you stand to recoup. If it was something like a month delay, I'd say ask a lawyer, but just for one day, I'd just let it go. – Steve-O Aug 5 '18 at 21:14
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If a person has been given a start date but 3 days prior to starting has been asked to postpone the start date by a day, are there any obligations by the employer to pay from the original start date?

It depends on local laws.

Where I live, there is no obligation for a company to pay you until you actually start working.

  • Interesting problem for an employee, what if they said a month? – Kilisi Aug 4 '18 at 18:47

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