Q: Demoted 2 dollars and taken off daily pay know houy pay
A: And your question is? Is this legal? Yes, most states have "at will" employment unless there is a written agreement to the contrary, this means the employer can terminate your employment at any time without any reason, except for having an illegal reason. So effectively you are terminated from the salary job and are now an hourly employee. I would suggest that you keep close daily track IN WRITING of the time you start working, the time you get meal break, the length of the meal break and the time you get off and make sure that you are being paid for every hour, minute and second that you are working. You are entitled to overtime after the 8th hour in a day and the 40th hour in a week. The employer is responsible to pay you that amount when they ask you to do the work, whether they "pre-approve" the overtime or not. You can file a claim with the state Labor Board for unpaid wages, interest and penalties. There are attorneys that practice employee right law in all the states, look for one on Justia or google. Thanks for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
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