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Do I have the right as an employer to lower the pay rate for

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Do I have the right as an employer to lower the pay rate for some of my employees without clear reason or explanation?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Family Physician replied 5 years ago.
Generally, unless the employer is basing such a decision on membership in some protected class (race, religion, sex, age etc), the employer can reduce the rate of pay for FUTURE work as long as they are paying above minimum wage (Federal and State that may apply). If the employee is covered by an employment contract or union contract - this would likely be limited.

You can not however reduce pay for hours already worked (retroactive).
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What if the decision appears as based on membership in protected class only by chance. Or what if it appeared (to the affected employees) as a bias against them or some unfair treatment?
Expert:  Family Physician replied 5 years ago.
Employees can alway file a complaint with the EEOC if the believe that they are victims of discrimination.
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