Employers may not listen to or record any oral, wire, or electronic communications of their employees unless all parties to the communication consent.
The Pennsylvania minimum wage is currently $7.25, but it is set to be the same as the federal minimum wage, so if the federal wage changes, Pennsylvania’s will too.
The current minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.83.
If an employer pays its tipped employees the lower minimum wage, it must also ensure that the tips received make up the difference between the lower minimum wage and the standard one.
If an employee does not report their tips, they cannot claim that they were paid less than the standard minimum wage.
Overtime pay must be paid to non-exempt employees in Pennsylvania at a rate of 1 ½ times the normal rate, unless the employee is exempt, for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Employers aren’t required to provide breaks to adult employees.
If an employer provides a break that is less than 20 minutes, it must be paid.
Meal periods are not required to be paid if the employee doesn’t work during the break and if it’s longer than 20 minutes.
Employers must give minors who work more than 5 consecutive hours a 30-minute break period.