Can I Change an Employee’s Rate of Pay?


Under Pennsylvania Law, as long as you give the employee prior notice of the change the payday before the time the change takes effect.

Also, the rate of pay cannot fall below the minimum wage. For example, if the normal payday (the day wages are paid) is on the 15th of the month, you could give written notice of a change in the employee’s rate of pay any day before the 15th. All work done by the employee after the 15th would then be at the new rate of pay.

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