Is a wage pay difference legal?

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Is a wage pay difference legal?

I am a shift manager been there almost 2 years wage is $10.50 hour. They just hired a part-time crew

member for $11.00 hour.

Asked on April 9, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that provides as a manger you are to be compensated more than part-time workers, then you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes how much is paid to whom. Bottom line, an employer can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination).


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