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I've recently joined this small company who got me to sign this joining letter that says:

... that an employee has to spend at least 180 hours [ 9 hours a day ] preferably at office premises ...

My seniors tell me that the company used to be off on Saturdays. But not anymore. Saturdays are now half day working. Therefore, these Saturdays are adding extra hours [about 210 hrs] in our work. Which means, they forgot to update their joining letters.

They don't pay us on the basis of hours spend in the office, but on the basis of in-time and out-time.

What should we do?

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    As so often times: What do you want to achieve? – Bernhard Döbler Mar 26 at 13:11
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    " on the basis of in-time and out-time." What does that mean? – AffableAmbler Mar 26 at 13:22
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    at least.. important!! – Sourav Ghosh Mar 26 at 13:56
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    Do you have to work 210 hours? What did you agree would be your working hours when you joined? During the interview, did you discuss about working 5.5 days out of 7 per week or 5? Do you have a contract and what does it say? I assume you're a junior or intern, does the 210 hour week apply to you? Just talk to your manager/supervisor and get a clear answer. Your question needs quite a bit of work before it's answerable IMO. – Xander Mar 26 at 14:17
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    Resign! I don't see any other solution – David Mar 26 at 14:50
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It would seem like getting paid by in-time and out-time would be getting paid by hours...how is it different?

"Which means, they forgot to update their joining letters"

Is this what your seniors told you, or what you're assuming?

Regardless of this - if you have to sign a contract for work (such as the one they made you sign), technically you are not obligated to work any more hours than the original number (180) - UNLESS they give you a new contract to sign with the 210 hours mentioned. Once they give you a new contract, you can decide to either sign it and continue working the extra hours, or not sign it - in which case they'll probably let you go.

  • @Sagar: you missed critical information: he already signed: "company who got me to sign" :( – virolino Mar 27 at 5:41
  • @virolino - that is true, but I was sure if that's considered a formal contract under Indian law just because it's signed - hence the question. I think in some countries, the contract has to be formal - signing a random letter, for example, wouldn't be considered to be one. I'll update my answer – Bleh Mar 27 at 14:14

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