What to do if I applied for a level 8 salary position but was offered the job but at a level 6 pay?

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What to do if I applied for a level 8 salary position but was offered the job but at a level 6 pay?

I was told I do not have all the management qualifications they were looking for. There are 9 points in the qualifications, I meet 8 with management experience. They told me within 6 months I will have a review and maybe I will be put at the minimum of level 6. Is this legal?

Asked on November 17, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It doesn't matter what position or salary you applied for--your employer is not obligated to hire you in the first place and, if they choose to hire you, is allowed to hire you for the position and at the salary they deem appropriate. The only exception would be if you had an actual employment contract guarantying you a certain position or salary; however, in the absence of a contract, this is legal.


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