Q: More Workload and not compensated
I work as a Global Leader for one service line and based of USA. I was promoted to this role, without any Merit Increase. I did discuss with my manager and I was told there was a salary freeze. Later my company tried to implement new management concept of all the folks in US will report into a US based manager. Since I was the only leader amongst all the other Leaders in Americas (since other are outside of the US), one day I came to know that I was made as the People Manager in Americas for the other Service line, which is not even my competency and I am struggling to manage work. While this is acceptable due to the fear of not losing my job. My question to is asking for raise is not helping either as I know it will not fly at this time due to heavy cost cutting in my organization. My manager is outside of the US and does not have a relationship with the US Leader to go and ask for the same
What are my rights without making sure I am going to loose my job ?
A: Thanks for your question. It is difficult to give an accurate assessment of your situation without knowing additional facts. However, from your question, it sounds like you may be working outside the U.S. and it is possible that there are other laws in your jurisdiction that would apply to your situation. I would not be qualified to answer questions about laws in a foreign jurisdiction. On the other hand, certain US laws (e.g., the ADEA (the Age Discrimination in Employment Act)) will apply to US citizens working overseas for US companies or foreign entities controlled by US companies. However, other laws (e.g. the FLSA (the Fair Labor Standards Act)) will not apply to overseas US workers even if they are working for a US-based company. Based upon the information provided in your question, it does not appear that there would be a US law that would require your employer to increase your wages merely because of the increase in your responsibilities. Unfortunately, regardless of whether you are working in the US or outside the US, it appears from these facts provided that the increased work without a corresponding salary increase has occurred because of the financial condition of the company and not because of any violation of US laws. Best wishes to you.
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