Just like your employer can give you a raise, in many circumstances it can give you a pay cut, but it has to meet certain requirements first.
Can My Employer Cut My Pay in Nevada?
Yes, your employer can cut your pay in most circumstances. However, Nevada law (NRS 608.100) prohibits the following:
- Cutting your pay in conflict with a collective bargaining agreement or contract;
- Cutting your pay in violation of a law or regulation, such as minimum wage laws;
- Paying you less for work you have already performed for a wage agreed to previously.
Employers also may not require employees to rebate, refund, or return any portion of pay already earned and paid to you.
Requirements for Cutting Pay
If an employer is allowed to cut your pay, it can only do so if meets the following requirements:
- Notice: employers must give employees notice of a pay cut at least 7 days before the employee performs work at the decreased wage;
- In writing: employers must give notice of the pay cut to the employee in writing; and
- Comply with contracts: employers must comply with any requirements related to decreasing pay in any collective bargaining agreement or employment contract.
In summary, a Nevada employer may cut your pay in many circumstances, but it must meet the requirements just described and not violate any provisions of the law discussed above.