i can't even buy groceries right now-must less pay for a consultation

can the company you work for call you in the office on friday after you have worked all week and get your check on monday and tell you that your check will be half of what it was the week before. you have worked all week already expecting your same pay on monday but they say they are cutting it in half

1 answer  |  asked Mar 30, 2009 11:36 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Retroactive Pay Cuts are Improper

Here's another reason ti unionize: Because of the employment at will doctrine, your employer can cut your pay at anytime, for any reason, or no reason at all. However, that does not apply retroactively. If you already put in the time, you are entitled to get paid at the rate you reasonably thought you had agreed to. The employer cannot cut your pay after you had put in the time.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Mar 30, 2009 2:12 PM [EST]

Answer This Question

Sign In to Answer this Question

Have an Employment Law question?

Virginia Employment Lawyers

Sheri Abrams Sheri Abrams
Sheri R. Abrams PLLC
Oakton, VA
Gerald Lutkenhaus Gerald Lutkenhaus
Virginia Workers Compensation & Disability Lawyer
Richmond, VA
Matthew Kaplan Matthew Kaplan
The Kaplan Law Firm
Matthew Sutter Matthew Sutter
Sutter & Terpak, PLLC
Annandale, VA
Edward Lowry Edward Lowry
Charlottesville, VA

more Virginia Employment Lawyers