My employer contacted me on Monday, 2 days after completing my previous pay period. They laid me off that Monday and reduced my salary pay from $3500 to minimum wage. And sent me a check for $208 for the pay period that I worked prior to being laid off...

My bi weekly pay period ended on 10/21/2017 in which I would have received my paycheck on 10/27/2017....on 10/23/2017 (two days after my pay period ended) my employer called me and informed me that due to lack of incoming work I was being laid off and that my salary which was 90k/year was being reduced to minimum wage and that I would receive my due paycheck at minimum wage...so I worked my two week pay period under the impression and not knowing I was going to be laid off and received a paycheck on 10/27/2017 for minimum wage....is that legal?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 2, 2017 11:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Andrew Abramson
An employer can notify an employee that it is changing the rate of pay for future work. However, any employer can not change the rate of pay for work already performed when the employee had no notice that the work would be paid at a lower rate.

posted by Andrew Abramson  |  Nov 3, 2017 05:17 AM [EST]

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