Chicago, IL asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: What are my options for a cut in pay?

I was moved about 5 years ago. Always told pay would remain as is. Now being told my “transition” is coming to an end, and I am being offered a cut in pay or buyout. I need to keep working. Do I have any legal foundation to help strengthen a negotiating stance for more pay?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: More information is needed in regards to any written agreements, your employee handbook and personnel file. Most employees in Michigan are at will but depending upon any written documentation, that may change if you have more legal rights to leverage to keep your pay or to enhance a severance package.

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