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Can an employeer cut your pay without informing you first

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Can an employeer cut your pay without informing you first

Can an employeer cut your pay without informing you first?
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In a non-unionized organization, No.
In a union organization, the pay cut would be a result of being "demoted" or placed in a lower paying position.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 11:39 am
In a non-unionized organization, No.
In a union organization, the pay cut would be a result of being "demoted" or placed in a lower paying position.
Non union private company. What căn I do?
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EEE2 wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 12:48 pm
Non union private company. What căn I do?
What does your employment contract state?
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Kiraly wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 12:59 pm
What province are you in? Taking a wild guess here...Ontario?
Ontario, Toronto.
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we had a paycut at a job for all employees in AB around 10 years ago, we got a letter with a 60 day notice.
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EEE2 wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 12:59 pm
Ontario, Toronto.
Start looking for a new job this weekend.
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I'm not a lawyer, but I would imagine that they would have to tell you sometime before you started working at the "new", lower rate. After all, all employment is basically an agreement between you and your employer; you agree to perform X work in exchange for Y amount of dollars. They can't arbitrarily chance the "Y" amount without notifying you, at which point either one of you may want to renegotiate or terminate the employment (fired/quit).
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The Employment Standards Act, 2000, known as the ESA, is a law that sets minimum standards for workplaces in Ontario.

If you are protected by the ESA, your employer cannot:

intimidate you
fire you
suspend you
reduce your pay
punish you in any other way, or
threaten any of these actions, because you asked about or asked for your ESA rights.

Call the Ministry of Labour's Employment Standards Information Centre at 416-326-7160, toll free at 1-800-531-5551, or TTY 1-866-567-8893.
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@Devo What is your source? I only ask because none of the online resources I use touch on reduction of pay, nor can I find such within the Act itself. Nor am I saying that an investigator would not rule in favour of an employee.
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Devo wrote:
Jul 13th, 2018 10:10 pm
The Employment Standards Act, 2000, known as the ESA, is a law that sets minimum standards for workplaces in Ontario.

If you are protected by the ESA, your employer cannot:

intimidate you
fire you
suspend you
reduce your pay
punish you in any other way, or
threaten any of these actions, because you asked about or asked for your ESA rights.

Call the Ministry of Labour's Employment Standards Information Centre at 416-326-7160, toll free at 1-800-531-5551, or TTY 1-866-567-8893.
What that only means is that they can't reduce your pay (or otherwise retaliate against you) because you asked about your ESA rights or invoked them.
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rcmpvet wrote:
Jul 14th, 2018 9:27 am
@Devo What is your source? I only ask because none of the online resources I use touch on reduction of pay, nor can I find such within the Act itself. Nor am I saying that an investigator would not rule in favour of an employee.
Its from https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/laws/index.php
https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-gu ... ndards-act

The main question is if your job is considered and under the protection of ESA.
As mentioned before, you shall give them a call for legal advice (in related to ESA)

Best of lUCK
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@Devo Again what is your specific source? Post the link that states what you stated. I have researched the Employment Standards Act and can find no such clause. You only managed to post the general link. You made the comment and should be able to post the exact source, if it is within the Act itself, then post the applicable section.
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