What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Laws

Pennsylvania adheres to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as the state has not established a higher minimum wage. Employers in Pennsylvania must comply with this federal rate, ensuring legal wage compliance across all sectors.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Pennsylvania requires that employers provide a 30-minute meal break for employees who work more than five consecutive hours. This is especially applicable to minors, who are legally entitled to these breaks, though adult employees are often provided breaks at the employer's discretion.

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Filing Claims

In Pennsylvania, employees must file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within three years of the date the wages were due. This extended period allows employees ample time to address any wage discrepancies.


Pennsylvania Overtime Pay Laws

Under Pennsylvania law, employers are required to pay overtime at one and a half times the employee’s regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. This regulation aligns with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applies to most workers in the state.

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Protections for workers

Unique to Pennsylvania, state law mandates overtime pay for personal care aides who work in excess of 40 hours per week. This specific provision was established to address the long hours often worked by those in caregiving positions, ensuring they receive fair compensation.