I realize that I am an "at will" employee and my employer can change the condition of my employment; however, before an employer cuts pay, how much notice should be given? I work in California and my employer is attempting to sell his business. To make the company look more profitable, all employees had their wages cut. Our pay period is bi-monthly and notice of the pay cut, for the prior two weeks worked, was given the day before we received pay for that period; consequently, we were working for nearly two weeks at a reduced pay without notice. Should we have received notice when before we were actually working for less money?