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Know my pay?

We recently reorganized and I was
moved to a new role that I did not need
to apply for. I was told early on that
this job would be a higher level and
have commensurate higher pay.

I have been doing that newer job and
told by my manager I can use the title.
However HR has not confirmed my
salary.

Do I have the right to know my salary?

Asked on May 1, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You will clearly know it when they pay you: you will be able to determine it from your pay stub or statement.
However, if they are going to change your salary, they do not need to tell you until and unless the change goes through; and unless you had a written employment contract guarntying you a new, higher salary effective as of a certain date, the employer may delay changing or salary or even refuse to do so (i.e. they can go back on what they previously said or promised). Only a written contract guarantees you a given salary.


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