Asked in Employment Law for New Mexico

Q: I quit my job does my ex boss have the right to pay me minimum wage even though I made more than that

I walked out one day after being at my job for 5 years. My boss would always say how she has the right to lower our pay to minimum wage if we Dont give a two week notice. I live in alb nm

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1 Lawyer Answer

Trent A. Howell

Answered
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: In general, for work already done, an employer must pay whatever rate of pay was agreed upon before the work was done. Unless the employer has also entered an agreement to continue a rate of pay for a certain period of time into the future, an employer can change the rate of pay going forward, but in no case decrease the amount below any applicable minimum wage. This is not legal advice to you, but a general idea of the law. Whether and how it applies to you would depend on the details of your employment.

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