Can an employer reduce an employee’s salary with notice?

Asked on August 19, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, unless the employee has a written employment contract specifying or guarantying his or her salary. If there is no contract, the employer may reduce or increase i.e. change in any way the employee's salary at any time. The only requirement or limitation is that the change is only effective from when the employee has notice of the change so the salary change is effective from the moment of notice forward.

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