Warsaw, IN asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Indiana

Q: is it legal for a company to pay two people with the same exact job to make as much as 11 dollars an hour more?

Our company combined with another two years ago to make one company with one pay scale for all jobs and they mix our people and there's in the same jobs and we are training them but they are making as much as 11 dollars an hour more and have been full time the exact same amount of time as me is that legal when we have the exact same job title and pay grade and do the exact same thing except I have to train him and he makes as much as 30 thousand dollars a year more with overtime. And not only that but they get bigger raises and bonuses because it is based on how much you make so it is imposible to ever catch up or even get close and it sure doesn't seem fair or legal. I would greatly like to hear what u think, thank u

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Yes it is legal. Unless you have some sort of collective bargaining agreement that says otherwise, they can pay workers whatever they want above the mandatory minimums.

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