Working 2 positions with different pay within same company?

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Working 2 positions with different pay within same company?

I work as a sales associate and shift lead at the same company. I have 2 logins for clocking in and out for shifts and different hourly pay for each position. My manager wants to to clock in as a sales associate but still do tasks that are only done by a shift lead. This is for the purpose of paying me less for my time. Is this legal? Can I have to be paid as a sales associate when I am doing work that is only performed by a shift lead?

Asked on October 20, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is completely legal. Your employer has free discretion to set your compensation unless there is a written contract to your contrary. Your employer determines what amount you are paid for doing what tasks or jobs, or fulfilling what roles. Your employer also defines your job and duties. So they can have you do "shift lead" jobs at sales associates wages, if they want.


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