Is it Legal in wi. To lower your wage for your last check because you didn't give a 2 week notice when you quit? Hourly

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Customer: Is it Legal in wi. To lower your wage for your last check because you didn't give a 2 week notice when you quit?
JA: Is this an hourly or salaried position? How many hours each week?
Customer: Hourly and an average of 49 hrs.
JA: Have you talked to a WI lawyer about the wage-and-hour issue?
Customer: No
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It would only be legal to take such an action where an employment contract specifically allowed to take this type of action against an employee for insufficient notice.  Otherwise, an employer is legally required to pay the employee for all hours worked, and the failure to do so is a labor/wage and hour violation.

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He paid me for the correct amount of hrs. But dropped my wage down from 13.00 an hr. To minimum wage.
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Okay.  Just as it is a violation to not pay for all hours, it is also a violation to not pay the agreed to wage (unless the contract specifically allows for this deduction).

Customer
There was never anything in writing
Customer
I signed nothing
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Attorney John, Expert

Okay, so that is a problem for them.

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You can file a wage and hour claim with the federal department of labor for their failure to pay wages.

Customer
Nobody ever told me this until after this
Customer
After I quit and recieved my last check
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Attorney John, Expert

How long ago did you quit?

Customer
Probably a little more than amonth
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You can still file a claim.

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Ok thanks
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You are welcome.

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