If my starting rate was $13 an hour but my boss cut my pay by $3.50 an hour, is this legal for her to do?

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If my starting rate was $13 an hour but my boss cut my pay by $3.50 an hour, is this legal for her to do?

I work in a retail store and was hired almost 1 1/2 years ago. My pay was $13 since my start date until last month. I was told in passing by my boss that it was happening but she never informed me of when it would take place.

Asked on July 5, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is not illegal that she cut your salary, since $9.5 is still above minimum wage of this state. Many employers required employees to take pay cut or benefit cut during tough times. You should ask why she is cutting your salary and when it would happen.

The other thing keep in mind is that if this is not performance based and you are the only one among others to be cut, then there could be a potential problem.


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