California Employment Law
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An employer may not reduce an employee's pay until that employee is informed of the reduction. Here, there is a factual question as to when you were informed. Ultimately, you would bear the proof in proving that you never received the email, but since the Labor Commissioner heavily favors employees in wage disputes, there is a decent chance you could prevail on this issue. Therefore, your recourse here would be to file a wage claim with the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. The DLSE will investigate and attempt to mediate a resolution. That not forthcoming, they will hold a hearing and issue an award in your favor if they find cause.
Now, as to whether that process is worth undergoing for the amount in controversy, especially considering the inevitable harm you will be doing to your employment relationship, is for you to decide. It depends how much money you stand to recover, how long you plan to continue working for this company, and how willing you are to invest time into the wage claim process.
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