Q: If I gave a two week notice and then two days later my employer deducted money from my paycheck, dropping me to $3/hr?
Is it legal to deduct over $150 from my paycheck, dropping me to $3/hr, and without telling me until the moment my employer gave me my check?
A: Not if you are an employee. The wage and hour law covering employers in this state require the employer to give notice of a pay change before the work is performed. Employers must also must pay minimum wage and $3.00 is well below minimum wage. You can contact the North Carolina Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Bureau to file a charge. www.labor.nc.gov
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