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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

Can the company just reduce everyone in the companies salary by 30%? Employers with at will employees can reduce the salaries of all at will employees prospectively, simply by telling employees that ...
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Can a salary be reduced?

Considering the sums at stake, talk to a lawyer ASAP, talk to the trade union if you are in one, talk to the works council (Betriebsrat) if there is one. Or talk to all three. If there is no works ...
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What are my options legally if NYC company is not paying salary?

What legal options do I have here? It depends on how much you are owed. If it is less than $5000 (in a city court) you can sue them in small claims. If it is more than that, you'll have to sue them ...
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When can an employer dock one's pay in the UK?

The relevant legislation is the Employment Act 1996, but in plainer language ACAS describe that they can make deductions for the following reasons: the employee's contract specifically allows the ...
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In British Columbia can an employer punish employees for sharing wage/salary information with colleagues?

australia Wage information is confidential: but only on the employer In Australia, an employer must keep the remuneration of their employees confidential (subject to legal disclosure requirements). ...
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What are my options legally if NYC company is not paying salary?

The New York Department of Labor will investigate claims of withheld wages and withheld wage supplements (i.e., bonuses). The latter is harder to prove, but even an oral promise is something that ...
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Can a salary be reduced?

While o.m.'s anwer is fine and gives you many of the German terms that may be relevant to you in the future, let me put another spin on this: No, your employer cannot do a one-sided contract change ...
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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

The company must pay you the agreed-upon contractual rate for any hours that you already worked, but they are not obligated to continue to pay you the same salary going forward. The company can inform ...
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When can an employer dock one's pay in the UK?

The employee has to be paid for all hours worked, with a rather generous definition of "worked". Coming late to work would be a reason not to be paid. Doing a bad job isn't. Snoozing and ...
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Employer underpaid and overpaid me

There is probably no harm in trying to negotiate it with them by explaining the issue to them (ideally in writing with attachments to back it up). If no agreement can be reached, a lawyer might make ...
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Possible for employees to get retention bonuses after being forced out of the company?

If you could successfully prove constructive dismissal (you probably could) then you have been terminated and would be entitled to the pro-rata bonus. Of course, if the company is not in a financial ...
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Can my employer withhold payslips, when the monthly salary is late

The relevant law is Itemised pay statement, s8 Employment Rights Act 1996. (1) [F1A worker] has the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is ...
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Salary gaps in public sector (not due to discremination)

In the first instance, employers generally set wages based on the job description: a janitor is paid a janitor's wage and a surgeon is paid a surgeon's even if the janitor is a qualified surgeon. The ...
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If an employer overpays salary, how long do they have to take action to be rectify the mistake?

Normally the statute of limitations is five or six years (I think it's different between Scotland and the rest of the UK). The reason for the limitation is that if your employer asks for money back, ...
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Paying salary back after leaving the company

I assume you had what is called a Arbeitszeitkonto (work time accounting) - meaning you were allowed to vary the amount of time you worked each day, and your work time was recorded on a time sheet, ...
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Can a director of a for-profit corporation be unpaid, or paid a nominal salary?

A member of the board of directors of a corporation does not have to be paid, and can likewise be paid only a nominal amount. Members of the board of directors in closely held companies are rarely ...
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Do not do anything at work (Lazy)

You could look at this summary, which explains the formal requirements for sacking an employee (e.g. notice, the 'registered letter' requirement, etc). Also see this longer analysis of dismissal law ...
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How much money can the owners of an LLC pay themselves to not be accused of "shielding funds from a lawsuit"?

If your LLC made 300K before paying salaries, and paid 300K total in salaries, that seems quite reasonable. You might have a point if the order of events was: LLC pays 100K in salaries, LLC gets sued ...
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Is it legal for companies to pay salaries or bonuses as lootboxes?

germany Is it legal for companies to pay salaries or bonuses as lootboxes? The German "Gewerbeordnung" says: § 107 Berechnung und Zahlung des Arbeitsentgelts Das Arbeitsentgelt ist in ...
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Can a salary be reduced?

You need to look into the old contract (which is the current contract you have with your employer until you sign anything new). If the salary is specified there as a fixed amount per a time period, ...
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How hard is it to sue and win an employer wrongful termination or other suit

In Texas, as in most of the US, the law is "Employment at Will". This means that an employer is free to fire people at any time, for any reason, or none, as long as it is not for one of the few reason ...
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The Gender Pay Gap and the Equality Act 2010 (UK)

The law is hard to enforce Lets look at what the law prohibits - paying different rates of pay for the same work based on gender. Does that mean that two workers doing the same work must be paid the ...
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Hired salary but paid hourly

The Company is performing wage theft I have never heard of a wage method that pays a salary according to hours but doens't pay for hours over 40. Monthly Salary, by definition, is paid regardless of ...
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The Gender Pay Gap and the Equality Act 2010 (UK)

I dont want to bring this discussion to a political place. But one of the explanations of why the gender pay gap exists even though wages are meant to be the same is that it doesnt account for work ...
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Employer underpaid and overpaid me

Assuming the amount in dispute is less than £10,000 then this would be handled by the Small Claims Track of the County Court. Lightweight, low cost, and no lawyers required. You can certainly ask that ...
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Is it illegal to retaliate against employees for sharing salaries?

It's a fundamental component of the 1935 Labor Relations Act that employees may gather independently to discuss their workplace and their relationship with their employer. Union organizing is ...
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In the US, is it illegal to pay different employees different amounts for the same work?

You should be aware that the law may be a lot more complicated than just "No." There are lots of reasons why the pay differential may be illegal, depending on your circumstances. For workplace rules ...
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In California, is it legal to offer less to a senior developer than a non-senior developer?

The core requirement of the California Fair Pay Act (2015) is that it requires equal pay for employees who perform "substantially similar work," when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and ...
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The employer is refusing to pay the full salary

Yes , you can sue them in the court, before the appropriate forum. But before that it would be better if you share your appointment letter or any agreement that you have entered with your employer.
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