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  • Wages cut, no notification - legal?

    My pay was cut by my employer in what I was told was a cost-cutting measure, but I was only told after the fact (I found out my wages had been cut when I received my next paycheck), and that it had nothing to do with my performance. My questions:
    • Is this legal? Can an employer cut your pay rate without telling you in advance?
    • If not, how do I fight it?

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    And this is in what state?
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      Sorry - I thought that came through...

      The state is South Dakota...

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        There was no general statement on the state's DOL website addressing this issue. However, that doesn't mean there isn't one.

        You can file a wage claim for the difference in your pay between when you were notified and the retroactive effective date. It either works or it doesn't.
        http://dol.sd.gov/wagehrs/forms/unpaidwages.pdf
        Last edited by Pattymd; 10-31-2008, 05:04 AM.
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