Pennsylvania DOL to Propose Updates to Overtime Pay Regulations – Salary Increases for Exempt Employees

Update:  Governor Wolf agreed to repeal the regulations mentioned below that increased the minimum salary required for the Executive, Administrative, and Professional overtime exemptions.  This provision will go effect on September 7, 2021 and repeals all of the PA regulations for these exemptions.   The likely effect of this repeal is that PA courts will look...
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Mandatory Overtime Laws

Don’t be a Victim of Overtime Violation…Know the Law The Fair Labor Standards Act is the overtime and minimum wage law that regulates how employees must be paid.  Under the FLSA, non-exempt employees must be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked and time and a half their regular rate after 40...
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Salary Plus Half Time for Overtime (aka Fluctuating Workweek or Chinese Overtime) is Not Allowed in 7 States

While the labor laws on overtime pay at the federal level (and for most states) permit non-exempt salaried workers’ overtime pay to be calculated using the fluctuating-workweek method (aka Chinese Overtime), there are currently 7 states that prohibit or limit such pay schemes:

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California Exempt Employees

What is a California Exempt Employee? California exempt employees are workers who meet California’s strict requirements for exempt employees, which means that they are not eligible for overtime pay under either the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or under California legislation. Because California’s labor laws are among the toughest in the nation, exempt...
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California Labor Law Breaks

According to California labor law, breaks for meals and breaks for rest are a necessary requirement in the workplace. Surpassing the Fair Labor Standards Act, California labor laws are rightfully considered to be among the toughest in the Nation. The majority of occupations are entitled to a meal break every 5 hours...
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California Law for Overtime

California law for overtime is evidence that one of the best places in the country to work is the State of California which places a high premium on the protection of their citizens in the workplace.  Minimum wage earners who most often live from paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford to risk their jobs by...

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