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My employer took away my salary and is now paying me hourly.

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Hi, my name is***** employer took away my salary and is now paying me hourly. I have to work 6 hours overtime to make up the difference. I am the manager of this establishment and this doesn't seem fair. He also took my salaried wage and reduced it by $2.50 an hour.....
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Under FL law and the US Fair Labor Standards Act, your employment is at will unless you had a written contract to the contrary. This means the employer can legally change pay, with notice to the employee, or can make an employee hourly as opposed to salary. Those are all up to the employer's discretion. As long as your employer did not do this to you only based on your age/race/sex/disability/national origin, they legally can reduce your pay or put you on hourly and that would be in compliance with the FL and US labor laws I am afraid.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Doesn't seem fair.....oh well
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The poor get poorer...
Employment Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 1 year ago
Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, the at will employment laws are designed to protect employers, not employees and that is something that shocks many employees.
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