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12-hour shift pay versus 24-hour shift Texas

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  • 12-hour shift pay versus 24-hour shift Texas

    My wife works as a paramedic, and was recently employed by a new company (for profit) when the company (non-profit) she was working for folded. She had been working 24-hour shifts. The new company told her if she worked 12 hour shifts she would keep her same rate of pay, but if she worked 24 hour shifts she would take a $3.68hr cut in pay. Of course no 12 hours shifts were avaliable. All 24 hour employees took similar cuts in pay. Is this legal? Its sad when a basic emt on 12 hour shift gets more per hour then a paramedic 24 hr shift.

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    Short of a bona fide employment contract, yes it's legal. There's nothing in the law that says employees can't receive a cut in pay, as long as they are notified of the lower rate before the hours are worked at that rate, or have the preferable shifts.
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