Pennsylvania Revises Minimum Wage Law Summary

State Update Overview

Date Updated June 2022
Labor Law Update The State of Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Minimum wage standards for tipped employees and minimum wage exemptions
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Pennsylvania Labor Law Poster

In June 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry revised the Minimum Wage Law Summary to update minimum wage standards for tipped employees and minimum wage exemptions for specified industries.

Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Law Update

  • An employer may pay a minimum of $2.83 per hour to an employee who makes $135.00 per month in tips.
  • Exemptions from both minimum wage and overtime rates are permitted for bona fide outside salesmen, specified establishments if during the preceding calendar year the average receipts for any 6 months were not more than 33% of its average receipts for the other 6 months of such year, and executive, administrative, and professional employees as defined by the Department of Labor & Industry.
  • Newly added hours and compensation requirements for air carriers subject to the Railway Labor Act

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Hawaii labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Pennsylvania Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Pennsylvania must display the new Minimum Wage Law Summary along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Pennsylvania & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Pennsylvania Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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