If employer promises increase in wage

Is it leagal for an employer to promise an increase in pay because of a new position, and then not give the increase and advise employees that they will now be doing the work of what it used to take 3 different departments to do after a lay off at company and still not increase the employees pay?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 9, 2011 08:42 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Doris Dabrowski
An employer may decline to increase wages prospectively, in the absence of a contract requiring the payment of the increase. If employees reasonably relied to their detriment on a misrepresentation, there may be a remedy. A complete answer to your question requires a detailed legal analysis of the facts.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Mar 9, 2011 2:20 PM [EST]

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