What is the required length of time for notice before being given a pay cut?

My company decided to give pay cuts and they told us that we were getting it last Thurs. and the cut went in effect on Friday. The check we were getting paid for was for the week of work prior. I do not feel this was right. Is this even legal, they did not give us any notice.

1 answer  |  asked Aug 18, 2009 5:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

John Otto
The company can, of course, cut your pay unless you have a written contract or a union contract. But I don't think they can cut your pay retroactively. You should get paid based on the rate in effect when you did the work. You might want to contact the Illinois Department of Labor to file a complaint. It won't cost anything. Whether it's worth hiring an attorney will depend on how much you lost.

posted by John Otto  |  Aug 26, 2009 09:01 AM [EST]

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