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Pennsylvania Might Scrap Overtime Rule to Boost Minimum Wage

Nov. 19, 2019, 8:06 PM

A bargain to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and rescind a regulation expanding overtime pay is expected to get a state Senate floor vote on Nov. 20, according to the Senate majority leader’s office.

S.B. 79 would increase the state’s minimum hourly wage in four steps, beginning with $8 on July 1, 2020, and stopping at $9.50 on Jan. 1, 2022. The updated bill, which was amended by the Senate’s Labor Committee Nov. 18, won unanimous committee approval. Pennsylvania currently follows the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

If the deal goes through, it would take Pennsylvania off the...

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