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Pennsylvania DLI proposal would more than double exempt threshold

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What the Obama administration attempted to do at the federal level, the Wolf administration will now try at the state level. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has submitted a proposed rule to amend the regulations that exempt executive, administrative and professional salaried workers from overtime requirements under Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act of 1968.

The effect would be to make many more workers eligible for overtime pay under state law—even those who aren’t eligible under federal law.

Raising the salary threshold

Pennsylvania has not updated its overtime regulations since 1977. As a result, the DLI says, “Pennsylvania’s EAP salary thresholds have failed to keep pace with economic growth and the rising nominal salaries of exempt salaried workers.” The current threshold of $250 per week would be raised under the proposed rule to:

  • $610 per week ($31,720 annually) effective on the dat...(register to read more)

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