I've been employed 10 plus yrs with a company. Last year they had to increase my pay to bring me up to what the new hires were started in at. Are there any laws governing salary for long time employees? Thank you!


2 answers  |  asked Aug 26, 2018 05:52 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (2)

Doris Dabrowski
I agree with Mr. Leah's response. There is no legal requirement for pay to be proportionate to years of service. However, the Equal Pay Act requires equal pay for men and women performing jobs requiring the same skills, effort and responsibility performed in the same working conditions.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Aug 27, 2018 11:34 AM [EST]
Scott Leah
No. Salaries are a private matter between the employer and the employee (or the employer and the employee's union if there is a collective bargaining agreement). So long as you are at least the minimum wage, it is between you and your employer how much you are paid. Essentially what the employer is willing to pay you to do the job, and what you are willing to accept to do the job.

posted by Scott Leah  |  Aug 27, 2018 05:36 AM [EST]

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