If you were hired by a Home Health Care employer and they offered you a certain amount of pay for a caretaker with their clients has an attendant/caretaker/CNA..etc we work in the field at patients homes and do most contact by phone and mail . Now granted they the home health care co. is who hired us not the state but they contract with the state programs such has dads/dept aging dissibility services who contract with 3rd party vendors i assume through medicaid programs. Well one program they are contracted with/or dads is contracted with is cutting back on the state pay that the home health is contracted with so now the home health care co. is cutting back on their caretakers pay is that legal ? We has care takers never signed any legal or binding contracts stating that if this ever occured we would take a cut in pay.
Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately unless you signed a contract for a specific term that locked you into to a certain rate of pay, an employer in Texas is always able to change the terms and conditions of employment, including wages, as they deem appropriate. So, the employer never needs to have an agreement from the employee to a rate in pay change. Of course, the employee is always able to quit if they do not want to work for the pay that is offered. However, as long as they receive notice of a reduction in pay before they actually do the work that the pay relates to, then the employer has acted legally. In other words, the employer must give notice of the rate of pay change before the employee does the work it relates to. Let me know if you need any clarification, I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
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