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Good evening,I have a friend whom was given in writing to

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Good evening, I have a friend whom was given in writing to to take a 50% cut for a few months or terminated. Is that legal?

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Attachment: 2011-09-01_055124_dimisal.pdf

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.

Yes, unfortunately, as an at will employee, an employer can require an employee to take a pay cut (even one as large as 50 percent) in order to continue employment or face termination.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Can this file temp unemployment For these months coming up?
Yes, he could file for unemployment, however, he is not permanently unemployed he may not be eligible to receive unemployment.

Additionally, he would have to prove that he was constructively discharged if he resigns from unemployment in order to receive unemployment benefits.
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