Can a new hire come in making more money than the other staff? Same job title?

Asked on June 21, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no law against this. The fact is that in an "at will" employment arrangement, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit. This includes having a new hire come in with the same job title as existing employees and making the same salary. Unless this action in some way constitutes legally actionable discrimination or violates a union agreement or employment contract, it is perfectly permisable. At this point, your union rep will have to adise you further.

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