I work in a county govt office. Heretofore we had a starting salary, everybody got same percentage (2%, 3%, etc.) raise on start of new fiscal year. New dept director now is making people wait for a raise until their anniversary dates PLULS has pulled numbers out of the ether (depending upon how many years you've been here...those of us here longer than a few years will only get 2% raise, etched in stone...new hires get 4% and 5% raises for first few years). How is this legal?
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Nobody has been able to do anything. We were just notified this month we wouldn't get September 1 (new fiscal year) raises...and, BTW, everybody won't get same percentage of raise...
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Since the county pays into the retirement fund (ERS), these losses can't be recouped. I am 65 next month, I will complete my 7th year of employment Sept 29, and I become fully vested following Sept 29 (8 years). I can't recoup a loss of salary/retirement fund contributions, at my age.