At a retail job, are you supposed to get a raise every6 months to a year?

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At a retail job, are you supposed to get a raise every6 months to a year?

I have been working a retail job for 2 years and have yet to get a raise in my pay. In my past jobs, they had bi-yearly reviews to determine the amount of your raise and you would get a raise. Is there anything I can do?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, the law does not require employers to ever give anyone a raise (whether in retail or not); it is perfectly legal to keep an employee at the same wage foreover, or even to decrease his/her pay. The only exception would be if there is an employment agreement or union contract requiring a raise at certain intervals or under certain circumstances; if so, the terms of the contract are enforceable.


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