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I work company that has Winter Hours and Summer Hours. 8-5,

I work for a company that has Winter Hours and Summer Hours. 8-5, weekdays in the Winter, plus 8-12 every third Saturday, set up on a rotation. Then, for the Summer hours, we start at 7:30 and work until 5:30, plus every other Saturday, 8-12, also on a rotation. We have a 1 hr. lunch period and 1/2 hour break in the morning. When the company I worked for was bought out by my current employer 15 years ago, they decided to keep my wages as salary, paid the same amount every two weeks, since I was a department manager at the time. After one year, I was no longer manager, moved to a floor technician position but my pay was kept the same but with no commission as most of the other techs have. My question is this: Every Spring when our hours change, I feel as if I'm taking a pay cut, having to work 94 hours per pay period, over 10 hrs. for "free" since my salary does not get adjusted. Is that right? Or should I be looking at it from the other end and be happy to get a pay raise every Fall when the hours shorten back to roughly 84 hrs./pay period? The hours change within a couple of weeks of the Daylight Saving Time changes, Spring and Fall. (7 months on Summer hours, 5 months on Winter hours) This calculates out to $2.76/hour difference comparing Summer to Winter hours.

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I have Parkinson's disease and a very gh level job that I

I have Parkinson's disease and a very high level job that I can no longer perform. I'm going into a lesser role with lesser pay to see if I might be able to perform that role- but it is still fairly high level and high pressure. It is the brain function of the disease- short term memory issues, the ability to think clearly, muddled thinking, blurry vision (despite corrective lenses) that has my doctor and I discussing taking a leave on short term disability to try some new meds but if they don't work, I may be out permanently. Any advise as to what to avoid doing or not doing with regard to my employer at this time. I want to be able to work if I can but need to protect my income that will come from long and short term disability policies if not. I'm in state of FloridaJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No- I will need to seek advise from an employment attorney but need to find one first. I'm meeting with my neurologist today though and looking for some quick answersJA: Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: Just that I agreed to the lesser job but am still transitioning so in my old job title and former pay--- about to take a $15k pay cut into the lesser jobJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My job is going to try to force me to accept a demotion. I

My job is going to try to force me to accept a demotion. I did nothing wrong and I can't live on less. If I refuse do they have to fire me or will it be considered me quitting

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Lucy, Esq.

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I got promoted today to manager level with 15% of pay

Hi, I got promoted today to manager level with 15% of pay cut.

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This is job in NJ. 1. My employer cut my paycheck (by

This is for a job in NJ.1. My employer cut my paycheck (by 80%) to min-wages on my Mar 15 paycheck, and said it was temporary and they would back pay on the Apr 30 paycheck. All of this was communicated verbally and no documentation has been signed. I continued to work on good faith.However the Apr 30 paycheck is still at min wage.2. My employment contract has a 2 month notice period for termination by the employer that states I will be paid for 2 months after termination.3. I have told them that if they cannot pay me the wages on my contract, they should terminate me, so that I can file for unemployment and look for another job.4. However it appears they are waiting for me to resign so they can avoid the 2 month termination pay.Questions:1. Am I legally entitled to my full contracted wages for the period they cut the pay ?2. What can I do to effect a termination so I can get the 2 months termination pay ?

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I have worked years and on January 1

Hi I have worked for Menards for 30 years and on January 1 of this year they decided they will no longer pay me any commission on the sales I make to the contractors, my accounts that I have been selling to for the past 12 years, the commission I was earning amounted to roughly 50 percent of my income for 2015. Needless to say I am not very happy and am considering leaving my job is there anything I can do to try and get some of my pay back, they have given me $2.75 an hour raise but this will not come anywhere near the pay I was earning with the commissions I was earning. Thanks gregJA: Huh?Customer: Yeah I basically got a 50 percent pay cut when I came into work on January 1, what are my options if anyJA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not, been looking for a new jobJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: 12 years ago I took a sales position where I was told to go out and sell materials, find new contractors or commercial businesses to start buying materials from Menards, I spent roughly half of my work time out on the road calling on businesses and contractors to try to get them to buy anything that Menards sold. I was an account service manager,when one of the accounts that I signed up for our contractor program bought material I was paid a commission on the profit generated from these sales. After 12 years I had a pretty loyal contractor base with sales in the millions of dollars but when 2016 rolled around we had to sign an new employee agreement as we have had to do for the past 12 years, only this year Menards decided they were no longer going to pay us account managers no commission on the sales to our account anymore, they took all of the commission sales away and gave us $2.75 more per hour, you either sign the agreement or you have no job, basically it is a fifty percent pay cut for myself and a pay cut of $40,000JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I was given a redundancy letter, with a 90 day notice period.

I was given a redundancy letter, with a 90 day notice period. The company subsequently announced a 15% pay cut across the whole workforce. If my 90 day notice period was issued before the company pay cut was announced, should this effect my monthly pay and final redundancy payment? (which is based on my basic salary)

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Patrick, Esq.

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My husband has been terminated from his present position he has been at year

hello, my husband has been terminated from his present position he has been at for 16 years - he has gotten all 4/5's out of 5's on reviews for the past few years - never been promoted - never a raise - took away % of his stock - and asked when he is going to retire - and since he has had a heart attack 2 years ago kept asking legal when can we legally let him go - he is 63 and holds the dept together - he makes $$$ then others and the person under him makes half of what he earns - now in the last three years that person has gotten raises and was informed they will move him up - They are telling my husband the work is just not there - they lost clients - but they are signing more in Aug and his last day is 6/3/16 - They put him to three days a week - which made him lose his life insurance - made him train people in India - and the person below him - My husband is getting ill over this - he is not feeling well - plus he has in writing from the man who is firing him that he is getting hi

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ScottyMacEsq

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My employer offered me a demotion with a considerable pay cut

my employer offered me a demotion with a considerable pay cut or i could accept termination. this was based on information that they gathered from clients who i had called on in the past however had very little contact with when I was accused by my employer that the client didn't want me in their retail stores -- My employer would tell me exactly what was discussed so I could respond. - I believe this is part of a bigger issue internally because I questioned a business decision that I thought to lean toward collusion with one retailer against another1) do I have a case for defamation against these retailers that led to my demotion2) might I have a whistler blower case if in factm y employer did commit collusion

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