Can An Employer Reduce An Employee's Rate Of Pay?

Yes; an employer can reduce an employee's rate of pay provided the reduction does not bring an employee's wage below the applicable federal or state minimum wage. Also, an employer must notify the affected employee prior to his being allowed or required to perform work at the reduced rate; the employee has the right to accept the lower rate or quit.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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