Q: Can an employer drop the pay for the hours you already worked to minimum wage if you quit without a two week notice
A: Your employer can reduce your pay at any time. However, it can only reduce it for future work. It is unlawful for your employer to reduce your pay for time already worked. You can file a wage complaint with the NC Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
A: If this has happened to you, it sounds like you are owed back wages. While employers can change the pay rate at any time, they can only change the future pay rate. You should not be paid minimum wage for hours already worked if your most recent pay rate is higher than that. Contact an experienced employment lawyer to discuss pursuing back wages.
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