Can my employer drop my pay to minimum wage if I don’t give a week’s notice?

Asked on September 1, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is perfectly legal to do this an employer can change an  employee's pay at any time for any reason, so long they are paying at least mimimum wage. However, they can only do this going forward, or for work done from and after the moment they tell you that your pay has been changed. They cannot retroactively change pay any work you did prior to them changing your pay must be paid at the prior or then-in-effect rate.

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