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if a long time employees duties/position is changed can you

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if a long time employee's duties/position is changed can you readjust the salary to a lower amount
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Yes, if a long time employee's duties or position is changed his or her salary can be readjusted to a lower amount.

In fact, as an at-will employee, regardless of a change in an employee's duties, an employer can lower an employee's salary at any time for any reason with or without any prior notice.

This stems from the employment at-will doctrine, which is codified in California Labor Code Section 2922, and states:

"An employment, having no specified term, may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other. Employment for a specified term means an employment for a period greater than one month."
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