Is it legal for an employer to change your pay schedule if you are an hourly employee?

Asked on November 6, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

An email from another person to you is not necessarily enforceable and does not necessarily create contractual obligations; based on what you write, the emails and other assertions from the owner do not appear to create enforceable obligations. Also, while many states require semi-monthly pay, your state does not. In the absence of a written contract or state law requirements about frequency of pay, the employer can set or change the pay schedule at will. Therefore, it appear that you employer may do this.

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