Pennsylvania Overtime Laws
If your employer is withholding your hard-earned compensation for the excess hours that you worked, it’s imperative that you understand the Pennsylvania overtime laws and how they affect you.
If you have questions, speak with professional overtime lawyer, Travis Hedgpeth, today.
When it comes to the Pennsylvania overtime laws, you’ll find that they are very similar to the federal government’s Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For example, any non-exempt employee must be paid 1.5 times their regular, hourly pay once they work more than 40 hours in any given workweek.
If you believe you’re being paid unfairly for overtime by your employer, call overtime lawyer, Travis Hedgepeth, today for a free legal consultation.
Many Pennsylvania Companies Pay Their Employees a Salary To Avoid Paying Overtime
The unfortunate truth is that many Pennsylvania companies pay their employees a salary instead of an hourly wage. They do this to avoid Pennsylvania labor laws, overtime, which is highly unethical. The fact is, many salaried employees in Pennsylvania are still owed overtime pay once they’ve worked more than 40 hours in a week.
Pennsylvania’s Overtime Laws, however, follow the FLSA laws. Those say that, after 40 hours, overtime wages must be paid if a salaried employee is otherwise non-exempt.
Overtime Pay Laws in Pennsylvania Allow 3 Years For Collecting Overtime Pay
Unlike some other States, in Pennsylvania, an employee has up to three (3) years to collect unpaid overtime pay. Under FLSA laws, the time is two years. However, if it is found that the employer was intentionally violating State or Federal overtime laws, that can be extended to 3 years.
Pennsylvania Follows the Same Exemptions and the FLSA
Under FLSA laws, certain types of employees do not qualify for overtime and are thus exempted. Pennsylvania overtime laws mirror Federal laws in this instance and add a few additional exemptions, including:
- Mechanics in the auto, truck, or aircraft industry
- Movie theatre employees
- Taxi drivers
- Employees who process maple syrup (Odd but true.)
If you believe that you’ve been paid incorrectly or that your employer is consciously (and illegally) avoiding overtime laws, call The Hedgepeth Law Firm today for a free legal consultation.