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Pa. Businesses Push Back on Plan to Boost Overtime Eligibility

Aug. 15, 2018, 12:01 PM

Pennsylvania is pushing to double the salary threshold for overtime eligibility less than two years after a federal judge struck down a similar Obama-era overtime rule.

Up to 460,000 salaried workers in Pennsylvania would become eligible to earn time-and-a-half pay for more than 40 hours worked in a week under proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act,. If implemented, the proposal would increase Pennsylvania’s overtime salary threshold—under which an employee would be entitled to overtime pay—to more than twice the federal level.

Scores of small business owners, nonprofit service organizations, schools, townships, and other employer groups are pushing back ...