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Who is his employment contract officially with?
Have they said why they want to reduce his pay now?
If he was contracted to work at a specific rate and he undertook the work n that assumption and under that agreement then he is entitled to be paid that rate. If they do not do so, they will potentially be acting in breach of contract. If he is an employee, rather than self employed, he would also be able to argue tat this was an unlawful deduction of wages. Whilst the delay in payment is also a potential breach of contract because they are not adhering to the terms of the agreement, that would be more difficult to pursue because by the time he makes a claim to argue that the chances are that he would have been paid so claiming for the delay is less realistic. However, he can certainly pursue the under payment and to try and get the difference in pay based on the originally agreed rate.
There are a couple of options for him to do so, but before he does either he should try and resolve tis directly with the employer – this needs to be taken up with the party with which he has a formal contract with as they would be responsible for the pay he is due.
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