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Old 02-05-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Hourly pay doesn't match offer letter

I've been working at this company since April 2017 as a contracted employee through a Temp agency & have recently been hired on permanently at the company. My offer letter stated I'd be making $XX per hour, however my pay stub shows I'm getting $2 less per hour then what the offer letter stated. I have made my manager aware of the issue. He replied that when new hires are brought on they are brought on at the lower wage, that the offer letter amount was a typo and that he would speak with Recruiting about it. My husband said he's looked into it and that I have no recourse, it's sucks but I will just get paid what they want to pay me.
Is an employer required to pay the amount in an offer letter?
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:20 PM   #2
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You could argue they must pay you the first hour at that wage and all further hours at the entry level wage. Unfortunately an offer letter is not a "strong" form of contract. At best, you could argue they must pay it until you were notified of the lower wage, by receipt of your check. Expect to be terminated as soon as you file with the state to try and get it. What I would do in your situation is contact HR and request they make the adjustment. If they say tough luck decide whether you want the lower wage or quit. Your manager has an incentive to pay you less and have his department perform better.
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Legally, they are obliged to pay the salary what they mentioned in the offer letter. In this case you can contact the management to enquire the reason for non-payment of the salary mentioned in the offer letter. Did you sign the employment agreement?
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I would have to examine the offer letter in order to help. But I can say this, it is possible to get your expected wage and everyone comes out happy. Remember the goal is getting your desired wage while not creating tension with your employer.

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I've been working at this company since April 2017 as a contracted employee through a Temp agency & have recently been hired on permanently at the company. My offer letter stated I'd be making $XX per hour, however my pay stub shows I'm getting $2 less per hour then what the offer letter stated. I have made my manager aware of the issue. He replied that when new hires are brought on they are brought on at the lower wage, that the offer letter amount was a typo and that he would speak with Recruiting about it. My husband said he's looked into it and that I have no recourse, it's sucks but I will just get paid what they want to pay me.
Is an employer required to pay the amount in an offer letter?
Yes they are required to pay what they said they would pay! You relied on that offered amount.

File a complaint as well with your Dept of Labor Office if need be.
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