My Employer Is Reducing My Hourly Pay For The Same Exact Job I'm Doing Now, Is That Legal?
3 attorney answers
Yes, it probably is legal. As noted in the other responses, if you have a contract, you may be protected. In Pennsylvania, the employer has the right to modify terms and conditions at will. Your "remedy" for this is that you may leave the employment with or without a reason. As long as the employer is complying with the wage and hour laws, paying at least the minimum wage and paying overtime, it is protected.
I can't give you legal advice, other than the general information given above, unless you meet with me.
Unless there is a contract or your pay is reduced below the minimum wage, your employer is free to modify hours and wages to adjust to their business needs.
Timothy D. Belt, Esquire Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. DISCLAIMER: This post is intended as general information applicable only to the state of Pennsylvania. The information given is based strictly upon the facts provided. This post is not intended to create an attorney client relationship, or to provide any specific guarantee of confidentiality.
Unfortunately, yes. Unless you have a contract, your employer can modify your hours and/or your pay. You always have the right to quit. Sorry.
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