Can an employer reduce your wages?

Answer

In some cases, wages can be reduced, provided that the reduction is still above the federal minimum wage. Different rules apply regarding wage reductions for hourly versus salaried employees.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires that an employer pay its employees at least the federal minimum wage. For hourly employees, the Act does not prevent an employer from reducing either the hourly rate or the number of hours of its employees, as long as the reduced rate is still above minimum wage. For salaried, exempt employees, a reduction in salary below the predetermined agreement amount causes the employee to no longer be listed as an exempt employee, and the employer is then required to pay at least the minimum wage plus overtime in that instance. An exception to this rule is due to an economic downturn of the business. In a downturn, it is permissible to reduce the predetermined salary of the employee without the loss of exemption. As of November 2009, the FLSA requires that salaried employees be paid at least $455 per week.

Reference:
Q&A Related to "Can an employer reduce your wages?"
Most creditors can seek judgment from a court of law to have your wages garnished. An ex-spouse can also seek a judgment for wage garnishment if you are behind on child support obligations
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Business/Finance/wh...
1. Complete the Social Security Administration's form SSA-7050-F4; you can obtain the form via the SSA website (see "Resources" Include the employment dates you are requesting
http://www.ehow.com/how_7641169_out-wages-dates-em...
I would get an lawyer. I know you may not be able to afford it, but you have to do something. Where is the money going? Did you call the company that is suppose to get the money?
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_you_do_if_your_...
Depending on what kind of certification or training you have received, you can seek employment in a fitness center, a spa or a yoga studio. You can also consider opening your own
http://www.life123.com/health/yoga-meditation/type...
Explore this Topic
Employers are not legally entitled to decrease an employees salary who earn a minimum wage.However, according to attorney Gilat Vizel Saban, employers have a ...
If you are demoted, your employer has no right to reduce your pay without talking to you first. If your employer was to do this, it would be termed as a breech ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com