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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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March 11th, 2017

Unfair Labor Practices: Violating Employee Rights

Do you know what an unfair labor practice looks like? Imagine that you’ve worked for the same company for 36 years. In those years you’ve never had a write-up or… + More

March 9th, 2017

Mandatory Overtime and How It Affects Health Care Workers

Act 102–a reprieve for health care workers. In 2015, a healthcare employee was terminated for regular refusal to work mandatory overtime. According to the health care employee, when asked to… + More

February 21st, 2017

5 Signs You’re an Overworked Employee

When you’re burnt out and underpaid what can you do? As an employee you want to do the best you can at your job. Maybe you want to advance in… + More

February 18th, 2017

The Rights of the Injured Worker Survival Guide

Don’t wait 3 years for your right to workers compensation! Whether you’re an office worker, teacher, healthcare worker, construction worker or a tour guide–no industry is impervious to workplace injuries.… + More

February 17th, 2017

What Everyone Needs to Know About Unfair Pay Practices

Did everyone but you get a workplace bonus? In 2014, McDonald’s made headlines when a lawsuit was filed  for unfair pay practices. The lawsuit which represents about 500 employees against… + More

February 4th, 2017

5 Worker’s Compensation Myths Debunked By Your Philadelphia Lawyer

Have You Been Injured At Work, If So, Don’t Fall For These Workers’ Comp Myths When it comes to work-related injuries some people choose not to file a worker’s comp… + More

February 1st, 2017

Have a Nice Trip: A Slip Trip and Fall Accident Lawyer to Fight For You

If you’ve experienced a slip, trip, and fall injury at work, consider this advice to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Bad things happen to good people. If… + More

February 1st, 2017

Late Pay Violates Federal and State Laws

Don’t let your employer rob you of your hard earned wages. Your first paycheck is probably one that’s etched in your memory as something you earned for the work you… + More

January 28th, 2017

Can I Sue My Employer if I’ve been Injured on the Job?

Workers comp claims can take an unexpected turn. If you’ve been injured on the job, is it possible to sue the employer instead of filing a workers compensation claim? Under… + More

January 26th, 2017

Workmans Comp by the Numbers

How numbers make a difference in your workers comp claim. Sustaining an on the job injury or illness can cause a hardship for you and your family. Workmans Comp is… + More

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