Paycheck Controversy at Baldwin Co. District Attorney Office

Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon is defending her decision to cut some salaries and lay off three employees.

Alabama law allows Dixon to make changes to the amount of money her workers make, but some employees say they were not properly warned how drastic the changes would be.

One employee says her yearly salary was cut by $18,000 which is about $600 dollars a paycheck. She also told LOCAL 15 News she did not learn about the cut until payday.

Paycheck Controversy at Baldwin Co. District Attorney Office

Four employees received raises rather than cuts. Their increases ranged from $1,275 to $5,500 annually, according to state records.

Baldwin County DA employees learned of salary cuts when receiving paychecks