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    hello... my question is this. I signed a contract, which pays me hourly, to work for a company for two years and it expires in August. About five months into the contract my hourly wage was increased beyond what my contract dictated. To this I had no qualms. At the end of the first year a different amount per hour was supposed to kick in which was less than what they were currently paying me. This did not happen and I continued to be paid the over amount. Then just over a month ago my hourly was decreased without either my knowledge or consent. This happened again two weeks later on the next check. My question is, is this legal for them to do?? I don't see how I can be deducted pay without either consent or knowledge of their action... contract or not. Please help!!!

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    Your state is not my state and I have no idea what WI specific law (if any) exists.

    I can say that the general rule of thumb is that wage decreases are legal if all of the following are true:
    - Cuts occur on a go forward basis only after notice was given.
    - No violations of labor law are involved such as minimum wage or overtime rules.
    - No contract violations are involved. However that is not a labor law question per se but rather a contract law question. You would need to have a local attorney read the actual contract in it's entirety to see if there is a problem.
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
    Philip K. **** (1928-1982)

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      Originally posted by akuhn View Post
      hello... my question is this. I signed a contract, which pays me hourly, to work for a company for two years and it expires in August. About five months into the contract my hourly wage was increased beyond what my contract dictated. To this I had no qualms. At the end of the first year a different amount per hour was supposed to kick in which was less than what they were currently paying me. This did not happen and I continued to be paid the over amount. Then just over a month ago my hourly was decreased without either my knowledge or consent. This happened again two weeks later on the next check. My question is, is this legal for them to do?? I don't see how I can be deducted pay without either consent or knowledge of their action... contract or not. Please help!!!
      Of course you had no qualms about being paid more than the contract stated. Did you ever ask your employer about the unexpected wage increase? Did they intend to pay you the higher amount or did payroll make an error? Is the wage reduction an adjustment to the dollar figure that the contract says you're supposed to be being paid?

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