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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? FL Panhandle
I work as a controller for a restaurant in the FL Panhandle. We have experienced significant income losses, and are forced to make some changes in order to cut costs. These costs include labor, and we have decided to change our policy with regard to our restaurant manager/salaried staff. We are now going to a 6 day work week rather than 5 some have been working. Managers will now have to work a 6 day/week schedule in order to receive their current salaries. We have had several meetings regarding these issues, and have given managers every opportunity to make suggestions and provide us with solutions. They have been given the option to work 6 days for current pay OR experience pay cuts, if they chose to work less than a 6 day work week. Is this legal? Are we within our rights to implement these changes if all managers have been notified in advance that this was the new policy? Please advise on the laws associated with the above scenario. ThanksWhat is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?


I'm a Northern Girl
Unless there is a legally binding contract or CBA in force that specifically states otherwise, you may legally increase hours, cut pay, or both. All that is required is that the employees be notified of any pay cuts before they work any hours at the lower rate. There is no requirement that the employees "agree" to the changes.

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