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I just contacted this site about a question regarding a Missouri contractor being demoted to a lower position

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Missouri

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

It is at will full time. I am a government COR. We have a federal contract. An employee was hired on at a higher labor category but could not perform the work. He has now been moved to a lower labor category on the federal contract. Each labor category has a specific pay rate. Can this contractors pay be demoted to match the labor category

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I think that is enough - pretty straight forward

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Employment Lawyer: lawyerJ, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Yes - unless it's otherwise provided by the employee's contract, an employee who is demoted is entitled to the minimum payable rate of basic pay for the lower grade.

In Missouri, an employer may reduce an employee’s wages, providing the employee is given a 30-day advance written notice of a reduction in wages. This notice requirement does not apply if an employee is asked to work fewer hours or changes to a different position with different duties. Because the employee in question has been changed to a different position with different duties, the notice requirement wouldn't apply and you'd be able to pay the employee less based on their new position.

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