Is it legal for an employer to cut a raise without notice/disciplinary report?

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Is it legal for an employer to cut a raise without notice/disciplinary report?

I was making minimum wage when I asked for my first raise. I got the raise for 1 pay period and now I’m back to minimum wage. My boss did not discuss this with me. I was not demoted.

Asked on October 28, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Does thi action violate the terms of a union agreement or employment contract? Does it constitute some form of legally actionable discrimination? If not, then your pay decrease was legal. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit. This includes when to increase/decrease wages. At this point, you can check to see whether or not cutting back a raise without notice, or even a disciplinay report, is a violation of company policy.


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