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In NC can an employer reduce your wages and have you continue

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In NC can an employer reduce your wages and have you continue to do the same job part of the time if they have 'eliminated the position'?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Yes, the employer can give an employee advance notice that they will be reducing salary, even if it is for the same job even if they have eliminated the position. Unless there is a written contract to the contrary, he is an at will employee and the employer as long as they give advance notice can reduce an at will employee's salary. He can choose not to accept, but if the reduction in salary is not more than about 33%, he would likely not qualify for unemployment since (and there is no number set in the law, it is a reasonable reduction they look at) unemployment does not consider a salary reduction of generally anywhere up to 33% to be good cause for not remaining in employment unless that salary reduction would take someone below what they would make on their weekly unemployment benefit.

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