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No, they can't reduce your pay retroactively.
That is a breach of contract and would likely also enable you to "get out" of the non-compete section of the contract as well.
The reason is that the company can't breach the contract and then ask a court to hold you to it.
What is my best approach for presenting this to my employer- is there and FL law I can refer to?
There is likely case law on it, not statutes, but it would require an extensive case law search which would cost many times the cost of the question.
However, it is a basic principle of law. They can't unilaterally change the terms of a contract.
If they could, then it wouldn't be a contract.
understandable! I was just looking to get an initial idea of the legality of the situation. Thanks very much!