Question by  Manster (23)

Can your employer change your pay rate without letting you know?

My employer changed my rate of pay and did not tell me.


Answer by  Ron27 (465)

An employer may raise your pay rate without letting you know, but may not decrease your pay rate without telling you. You agreed to work for a certain price for your employer, and he needs to give you an opportunity to quit if he wants to lower that price.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Employers can give you a raise without your prior knowledge. However, it is illegal to lower your pay rate without informing you. It is also illegal to decrease pay retroactively, such as stating that your pay rate is 10% less and applies to the prior weeks of when they said it.


Answer by  bill45 (4)

I don't believe your employer can change your pay without warning however, I am not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV. You can call the department of labor in the county that you live in and they can give you free advice about your particular state rules. Good luck


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

An employer can give you a raise without informing you when it goes into effect. Increasing your pay per the minimum wage hike requires no notification. However, it is illegal to reduce your pay rate without informing you first.


Answer by  MIZER (12)

Absolutely not! That would amount to theft of services. The labor board enforces these laws witch are covered by the fair labor standards act. (flsa). An employer can face hefty fines for such practices. Although if you are a 1099 (subcontractor)employee than it can be a bit of a gray area. In the end its the labor boards call


Answer by  Szyma (52)

In most of this situations the the emplyment deal seatles this. Therefore you should check if there is a note in the papers you were signing at the begining, when u were employed.


Answer by  missnoitall (29)

In most cases i would say no, but it depends on if there is a contract or state law in place.


Answer by  Anonymous

we don't have any cotract to say that we are fulltime permant and they reduce our rate without telling us but they just change to casual to permant hourly rate was 20 now is 16.97and Iwant to know my right in work i am atrade person

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