Can employer change pay schedule without notice?

Upon being hired, I was informed both verbally and through documentation that I will be paid every Thursday, weekly. Yesterday Thursday I failed to receive a paycheck keep in mind I was paid last Thursday for my training and was not paid for my hours actually worked. and I asked my supervisor when is payday because I was told every Thursday. She told me,

Asked on March 10, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this pay schedule change violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract it is legal. Changes such as this are an employer's to make at their discretion. The fact is that in "at will" work relationship a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as they see fit (abesent legally actionable discrimination).

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless this pay schedule change violates the terms of a union agreement or employment contract it is legal. Changes such as this are an employer's to make at their discretion. The fact is that in "at will" work relationship a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as they see fit (abesent legally actionable discrimination).


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