Can my employer cut my pay to minimum wage if I quit

I did not give my 2 weeks notice I was just wondering if it is legal or not to do if its not stated in our employee handbook?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 20, 2011 11:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
I may or may not be able to answer this question. It depends on what type of position, and collective bargaining agreements. In general assuming that there are no contracts, wage scales or other impediments an employer of an at will employee may change the rate of pay at anytime. The real issue is whether the employer can change the hourly wage rate for hours already worked but not paid.

You can contact the Ohio Department of Commerce which investigates the Ohio Minimum Wage violations. This will be less expensive than talking to private counsel. You can see an employment attorney, and select one near you at

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Sep 21, 2011 08:31 AM [EST]

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