Fighting For Fair Wages Pennsylvania FAQs

If you are fighting for fair wages Pennsylvania, you should know your rights. The Fair Labor Standards Act was created for the purpose of creating fair wages for employees throughout the United States.

1. What is the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?
Minimum wages for most workers in Pennsylvania is $7.25 per hour.

2. Does minimum wage include tipped workers?
An employer may pay $2.13 per hour as long as all three of the following conditions are met:

  • the base wage of $2.13 plus the tips you receive equals at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour,
  • you retain all tips, and
  • you customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips.

If your tips combined with wages directly from your employer (of at least $2.13 an hour) do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, your employer must make up the difference.

3. How much is overtime pay?
The fair wages and labor act state that overtime pay is one and a half times the regular rate of pay for every hour worked over 40 hours in a week, so in Pennsylvania that would be a rate of $10.88 per hour.

Fighting For Fair Wages Pennsylvania Workers? Don’t Do It Alone!


With the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland on your side, you’ll have the guidance you need when
fighting for fair wages Pennsylvania workers deserve and receiving the remedies you’re entitled to which may include:

  • Payment of back wages
  • Liquidated damages which may be equal to the back pay, (basically doubling the damages)

There may be additional methods and remedies available to you. To find out what actions you can take, speak with Thomas More Holland.  Not sure if you have a claim? For more information about the fair wage act or to schedule a consultation, please call (215) 592-8080 today!

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