Legal to withhold wage information?

carousel eyes

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I have no knowledge regarding wages or anything of that sort, so I thought I'd see if anyone else knew...

My friend, who is a college student, has been working for a convenience/drug store [in NJ] for about 2 weeks now. She has inquired about her salary, but her employer refuses to tell her anything. Is that legal?
 

carousel eyes

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I know, I personally don't understand it either. But, this is her first job [shockingly and a bit sad] and she was desperate for one, so I guess she didn't think things through.

I feel as though she probably isn't being as up front about this as she should be, but she did say she asked and he wouldn't divulge anything.
 

carousel eyes

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She said she will speak with the assistant manager today [as the manager isn't there during her shift?], and if she isn't able to get anything out of her, she's going to threaten to quit. I doubt she'd actually quit until she finds another, though.
 

mellecyn

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But didn´t she sign a contract ? That´s just basic informations (title, job function, salary, working hours) that a work contract always contains !
When I was desperate for a job I did accept minimum wages, but at least I knew what I was getting myself into !
 

MarneeB

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Very strange, I'd be worried that they could change the wages AFTER she worked a week or whatever. I've never heard of a place refusing to tell the employees what they're making, that's just nuts.
 
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