Elkridge, MD asked in Employment Law for Virginia

Q: I have a welcome letter that states specifically my rate of pay and schedule will not change. Is this binding?

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
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A: Offer or welcome letters like the one you described are typically not considered binding employment contracts, even if it specifies your rate of pay or hours per week. Unfortunately, the law doesn't offer much protection if your employer decides to reduce your rate of pay or change your schedule, as long as your pay for hours worked does not fall below minimum wage.

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