Is it lawful to change the rate of pay for a service without notice?
Question Details: My wife works at a daycare and has been charged a reduced rate for our kids due to that. After the daycare was sold to another owner he told his employees that the price would change starting September 1. We have received a bill for all 3 children at an increased rate for the month of August. Also, he changed her rate of pay without notification. He said it too would come later but it also occurred without her knowledge prior to his stated time.
It cannot be changed retroactively--that is, for service already provided prior to you getting notice of the change; such a retroactive change would be a "breach of contract," or violation of the agreement, whether written or oral (unwritten) pursuant to which your wife worked there (partly) in exchange for the reduced rate. It may be changed without warning going forward--from the money you are notified of the change, the change is effective.