FindLaw Answers Started by suehav , Yesterday, 08:49 AM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 1 posts Posted Yesterday, 08:49 AM The office I am currently working in recently was restructured and I was offered a new position. The new position went up a grade in the job code and it was said that I would receive a 5% increase. I accepted and started the position in good faith. I am now being told that I am not eligible for the increase because my current salary is around 95% of the market for the position. Is this legal? I appreciate your response. Thank you, Susan 3,581 posts Posted Yesterday, 09:28 AM What state? Is this a private employer or government? If government, federal, state or local? Did/do you have a written contract of employment? Who said you would receive an increase and was it in writing? 12,598 posts Posted Yesterday, 09:37 AM Pay raises are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and employee. Pay raises to amounts above the federal minimum wage are not required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). To learn more about this subject matter you may visit the Employment Law Center and read Wages and Benefits as a good resource. If you need further clarification on your specific situation, you may consider signing up for a LegalStreet plan. With the plan, you have unlimited access to a local lawyer to ask your questions and the plan also offers discounted legal representation should you need it. Disclosure: LegalStreet and FindLaw.com are owned by the same company.