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Hello,Thank you for your question. Unless an employee has a contract for a specific term that locks in rate of pay, or they work under a bargaining agreement that does so, an employer is free to change the terms and conditions of employment, including wage rate. The only restrictions are that the employer cannot reduce wages below minimum wage, they must notify the employee prior to the change, and the employer cannot just target one particular employee for the reduction simply as a means of discriminating against that employee because they are a member of a protected class under employment discrimination laws.Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.
I had my email messed up so I just received the answer. Thank you so much. On my question, so even though I have been employed for 9 years, since they have changed the rate for holidays, vacation etc, I am included? Just seems so shady.
Ok, so is the handbook we signed for a legal contract? We signed for a handbook and they are making amends to it. Does that count?