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Can you tell me what state you are in?
I am not able to tell by your comments what you specific legal question is that I can help with tonight?
Ok, that is helpful.. Can you tell me what your legal question is?
Are you asking if the employer can change your pay?
Are you asking what you can do about your unpaid wages?
Ok, in a situation like this you have a couple options. First you can always file a small claims suit against the employer under a breach of contract claim. The limit in TX is $10,000 and you don't need an attorney. The clerk of the court will have the summons and complaint forms you need to file to start the case..
Or you can contact the Texas Workforce Commission and file a "wage and hour complaint" for the unpaid wages. The TWC will then investigate the complaint at no charge to you and can force the employer to pay you for any unpaid wages. The only catch is you have to file the complaint within 180 days of when the pay was missed. If you are past that deadline, then you would have to go the small claims route..
Link to TWC wage complaint: TWC Wage Complaint
Again, the TWC and also the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) could intervene if the employer unlawfully terminated you for exercising your legal rights to seek compensation for your employment.
Further, this is the kind of case that any employment rights attorney would drool over if you sued your employer for not paying you and then they turned around and terminated you without just cause..