Q: My employer cut my salary 10% due to moving from NV to NC, which have similar cost of living. Do I have any recourse?
I work remote and moved from Las Vegas, NV to Cary/Apex, NC to try to live a more green and active lifestyle while keeping *some* costs slightly down, however, cost of living is not that much different in both these areas, yet my employer cut my salary 10%. When I asked if they could provide more information on how they came up with 10% they said they use a certain software. I find this to be very out of sync with reality, as it would be one thing if I was moving out of the CA Bay Area, New York, or Boston, but, from NV to NC, that 10% round number is just wrong. I am paying the same in rent and slightly less in insurance and internet, maybe, but definitely not enough to justify a 10% cut. Plus here I have a 5% state income tax that I did not have in NV. While I acknowledge I moved on my own desire, their logic seems flawed and I find it unjust, as evidence shows cost of living is similar. I am basically accepting this reality, but still wondering if there would be any recourse.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.