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January 15th, 2020

Pennsylvania Salaried Workers to Earn More for Overtime

Salaried Pennsylvania workers have cause to celebrate following a favorable ruling on overtime compensation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In Chevalier v. General Nutrition Centers, the Supreme Court ruled that employers must pay their salaried employees an additional 150%—as opposed to an additional 50%—of their regular rate for every hour worked over 40 in a given week. The 50% mandated by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it was ruled, violated Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act (PMWA). What does this mean for PA Salaried Workers? The landmark ruling effectively increases earnings for overtime, by changing how a salaried employee’s “overtime” pay is calculated. The Dispute The basis of the dispute was Section 231.41 of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s regulations, which states: “Each employee shall be paid for overtime not less than one and a half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.” This clause was being interpreted differently by the opposing sides, given the methods used to calculate salaried employees’ “regular rate” and “overtime.” How regular rate was calculated was not at issue for this Court but the Court noted it may be an issue at a later date. The

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January 15th, 2020

Pennsylvania Salaried Workers to Earn More for Overtime

Salaried Pennsylvania workers have cause to celebrate following a favorable ruling on overtime compensation by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In Chevalier v. General Nutrition Centers, the Supreme Court ruled that… + More

December 6th, 2019

5 TIPS TO FOLLOW WHEN IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and scary. When you get hit by another car it is often hard to remember what to do. Considering that 4.5 million people… + More

November 25th, 2019

What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection)?

If you have ever been in a car accident, one of the first questions you may hear will involve the word PIP. PIP is personal injury protection and will pay… + More

October 30th, 2019

AS THE SEASON CHANGES SO DOES THE INCREASE IN SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS: WHAT TO KNOW

The fall season comes with many exciting transformations. The leaves start to change colors as the temperatures ease, and as winter waits in the wings, the holiday season approaches. But… + More

August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and… + More

May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go… + More

March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in… + More

March 11th, 2019

WHAT IS UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE AND WHEN DO I NEED IT?

Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Insurance covers you when you are in a car accident and the other person either does not have insurance or they do not have enough… + More

February 11th, 2019

SHOULD I BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT AND WHO PAYS?

You have been injured. At work, at a store, on a construction project, or on your neighbor’s property. You are unsure whether to sue. Will the  the person who caused… + More

January 25th, 2019

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS WHEN I AM INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

You just got into a car accident. Your neck hurts.  You need to go to the doctor, but you do not know who is responsible for paying your medical bills.… + More

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