Can an employer reduce salary a contracted salary 20% if so can they enforce a non compete clause?

I Signed a contract to make a certain salary and a non compete clause is also in the contract and I’m wondering If an employer reduce all salary employees 20%.
They blame Covid but they’ve never stopped working and they still be hiring people. Literally posting tons of job openings on social media. Also They have mandated office personnel to “work from home” but field employees have had no restrictions. Hourly employees are not allowed to work more than 40 hrs to “limit exposure” ...somehow
We work in wastewater industry

1 answer  |  asked May 8, 2020 7:32 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Doris Dabrowski
Generally, an employer may reduce compensation prospectively, but not for work that has already been performed. You should review your contract to determine whether there are any contractual limitations on a party's change of compensation. Consult an attorney about your particular contract to determine any possible contractual consequences of a decrease in compensation.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  May 9, 2020 07:14 AM [EST]

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