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Pennsylvania state overtime laws dictate that non-exempt employees who work more than a 40-hour work week must be paid at least 1.5 times their regular hourly rate (“time-and-a-half”) for every hour of overtime they work. This means that workers must be paid at least $10.88 per hour of overtime, since Pennsylvania minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. The employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm believe it’s very important for workers to be aware of their rights, so we have provided this overview of Pennsylvania state overtime laws.

Pennsylvania State Overtime Exemptions

Pennsylvania state overtime laws are closely modeled on the FLSA, the federal body of laws designed to help make sure employees across the United States are treated and paid fairly. According to Pennsylvania laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to, or exempt from, overtime pay:

  • Professional
  • Administrative
  • Executive

Additionally, the following employee categories may be exempt from PA overtime pay:

  • Transportation workers
  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Sales professionals who set their own hours
  • Workers who live and work at the same address

Free Pennsylvania Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you believe you have been illegally denied overtime pay in Pennsylvania, a two-year statute of limitations could entitle you to back pay for up to two years prior to the date on which you file an overtime lawsuit claim. An experienced employment lawyer from Phillips Dayes Law Firm can help you investigate your situation to determine whether any Pennsylvania state overtime laws have been violated, then pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. For a free legal consultation, contact us today.

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