My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Michigan
I have been employed with this company since 2006. I have also been illegally misclassified as an independent contractor since hire also. In 2007, I was given a $50 a week raise to $400 for 40 hours/ week. In 2008,they added 5 extra hours a week. We DO NOT RECIEVE OT, but are deducted hourly. This brought my wages to $8.22/ hour. In 2010, it was now a 47.5 hours perwork week. This brought my pay to $7.79/ hour. BUT atleast I was ABLE to make my original salary (as shitty as it was).
He has now been turned into the department of labor by an employee. Because of this, we now have to work a 42.5/ hour work week (only getting paid for 40), go on a normal payroll, but expect our usual salaries. I just got my check qnd saw I'm being paid $50/week, or $1.25/hour LESS! when I asked, payroll said 'he said he thought you were making too much. I told him he's been paying you that since 2007, and he said he doesn't care'.
I WASN'T obviously expecting or informed of this cut. There are a few others with the same position as me that are making more (1/2 cash, 1/2 payroll still) but some others are getting MORE money now though. I will admit this has NOTHING to do with performance. I am one of the top employees in my area, and it is a known internally.
Is he able to just do it, without notifying me? I know it's not ALOT of money, but 50 bucks is 50 bucks. I am possibly considering turning in my resignation soon too. Would this be a legitimate reason to quit?