Governor Wolf has announced that Pennsylvania will be revising its overtime laws. A major change will be to raise the minimum salary that an employee must earn in order to be exempt from earning overtime.
Pennsylvania law currently requires a salary of not less than $23,660.00 in order to exempt the employee from overtime laws.
Under the proposal set forth by Governor Wolf, the minimum salary required for an employee to earn in order to be exempt from being paid overtime, will increase as follows:
- On January 1, 2020, the employee must earn $31,720.00 annually,
- By January 1, 2021, the employee must earn $39,832.00 annually,
- By January 1, 2022, the employee must earn $47,892.00.
It is anticipated that the State’s new regulations will also provide for the minimum salary threshold to update automatically every three years. Given the Governor’s announcement, it is important for both Pennsylvania employees and employers to consult with professionals who keep abreast of the changing overtime laws.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Employment Log (EPELog) is a publication of the KingSpry Employment Law Practice Group. Jeffrey T. Tucker, Esquire, is our editor-in-chief. EPELog is meant to be informational and does not constitute legal advice.