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QUICK QUESTION IF I HAVE BEEN WORKING A JOB FOR 2 YRS AND ITS BEEN AT A SALARY RATE. THE COMPANY WANT TO TURN MY JOB INTO AN HOURLY POSITION AND TAKE MY BENIFITS AND BONUS AWAY AND CUT HOURS WITH 2 DAYS NOTICE, IS THAT A LEGAL THING TO DO. MORE LESS THEY SAID I CAN ACCEPT THIS OR QUIT. THEY WILL NOT FIRE ME. IS THIS LEGAL?
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Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Unless you have a contract, it is legal. Howevever, if they do so because of your age, race, or nationality it is illegal. same with gender.

Also, if they cut pay significantly, that is considered a termination without cause and a constructive termination. You can file for unemployment benefits on that basis.

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Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

I am in NY. Kindly let me know if that is fast and clear.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I CANT SURVIVE WITHTHIS PAY CUT BONUS A MONTH IS 200+ A MONTH AND THE PAY CUT A WAAK IS 100
Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

You can negotiate or file for benefits and look for anew position based on the material change/reduction in benefits.

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Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Kindly let me know if that is clear.

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