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  • PA employer cutting non-exempt wages 50% Pennsylvania

    Can an employer in PA cut hourly employees wages by 50 percent and still require those same employees to work 40 hours?

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    Yes, they can cut hourly non-exempt employees wages by 50% & still have them work a 40 hr. week. However, the employer has to be sure you do not go below state hourly minimum wage which I believe is higher than federal.

    I assume you were given advance notice of this reduction before any hrs. were worked at the reduced rate. It's a big reduction.

    For such a large reduction in pay, employees "might" be able to get partial unemployment ins. even though your hrs. weren't reduced. (However, I'm not sure this applies in Pa. if you are still working 40 hrs. a week (some states you can with such a reduction at 40 hrs.) - hold for Patty to come along, she's from Pa. & should know.)
    Last edited by Betty3; 02-16-2009, 07:59 PM.
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      I was told directly by a PA representative that in our state, if you are working 40 hours, you are not eligible for partial benefits.

      Does this 50% cut result in you still making at least minimum wage?
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        Thank you, Patty, that is what I thought re Pa.
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