Question by  Carol37 (569)

Can an employer decrease your pay?

Are they even allowed to do that?


Answer by  malone (4817)

An employer can decrease pay HOWEVER most states require that the employee be notified prior to the decrease. Check with the Labor Board in your state.


Answer by  John (9008)

Generally, employers can reduce wages. They cannot reduce them below the federal minimum wage, however. They also may be unable to do so if the employee has a contract in which his wage is set. If the employees are members of a union, and the union has a collective bargaining agreement, it also cannot be done.


Answer by  protoman (24)

Yes. An employer can decrease my pay if they feel I am not performing to their expectations or if the company isn't making profit. Moreover, while joining, employees are required to sign an undertaking mentioning that the company reserves the right to make changes to the compensation package anytime.


Answer by  mangosteen (272)

Yes, unless you have some specific contract that limits them from lowering your salary. Right now, lots of employers are reducing salaries to ensure that the company can make it through the difficult economic climate. If you object to the decrease, of course, you have the option of looking elsewhere.


Answer by  x (96)

Yes, if you do not have a contract with the employer that specifies that your pay must stay the same, they can alter your pay rate however they see fit and you are free to leave because of it.


Answer by  missymayes (1)

I got a decrease in my salary one week after filing a complaint with human resources can they do that

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