Docking salary pay due to doctor's note

I am a salary employee. On my paycheck stub bi-weekly it states I am paid for 80 hours (40 per week), though as salary at my job it is understood that we are to work 50 hour work weeks. I have not signed anything that states that I agree that my salary is to be based upon a 50 hour work week. I am 33 weeks pregnant and my doctor has told me I am not to work more than 40 hours per week. Due to to fact that I work 10 hour days, I am now working 4 days per week. My company has decided to pay me for what states as 32 hours per week, 64 on my paycheck, docking me the "equivalent" of 2 days pay. Can they do this legally?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 27, 2009 8:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
If you are an at-will employee, which means you do not have a contract for a specific period of time, your employer could change the terms of your employment on a day to day basis. So, your employer can reduce your pay or change your hours. Your option is to find a better employer.

If you are working more than 40 hours in a week without overtime, though, you may be entitled to overtime.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jul 10, 2009 4:50 PM [EST]

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