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I have an employment offer letter, which states
"Your initial rate of compensation will be $800 a week plus your teaching rate of $30 per hour"
Also it states that it is an at will employment.
I understand that I have a claim to my wages because they did not inform me of the change.
At the beginning of this week, when I was informed of the change, I told them if I had known of the change I would not have accepted to teach these classes, and that under these conditions I do not want to teach the classes.
It is easier to find a replacement for my other duties, so now they are telling me that I should train someone to take those duties and become just a teacher. Which means in a month when these classes are over they don't have to give me any other classes.
I feel like this is a retaliation for asking about the wage change. If I hadn't asked them, they would have had no problem keeping me at the salaried position and teaching under these new payment terms.
Also for the last three weeks they have been picking on me with e-mails for the work that I have done as favors to other departments ( not included in my job duties). It seems like they are documenting problems they have with me but do not answer my emails and texts regarding wage changes. All of that information was discussed on the phone.
The change in my wage calculates to 24.38%
I don't know what to do, I feel like I already lost my job at the end of this month, but all they are going to say is we don't have classes for you but you are in the payroll.
Is there anything else that I can do beyond the wage claim?
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