Pennsylvania Hours of Work laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Hours of Work: What you need to know

Employers must pay employees 1 1 / 2 times their rate of pay after working 40 hours per week (PA Code Tit. 43 Sec. 333.104).
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Philadelphia’s Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance requires service and hospitality employers with 250 employees in 30 or more locations worldwide to provide workers with advance notice of their schedules and predictability pay if the schedules change.
Covered employers include retail, hospitality, and food service establishments. A food service establishment includes, but is not limited to, caterers, full-service restaurants, bars, and cafeterias. A hospitality establishment includes hotels and motels. Retail establishments include fixed point-of-sale locations.
Upon hiring, covered employers are required to provide employees with a written, good-faith estimate of their work schedules. It must include the average number of hours they can expect to work each week, whether they should expect to work any on-call shifts, and a subset of days and times they can expect to work. The good-faith estimate is not a contract. At the time of hiring and during employment, employees have the right to make schedule requests.
Covered employers are required to post work schedules no later than 10 days before the first day of any new schedule. Beginning in 2021, work schedules will need to be posted no later than 14 days before the first day of any new schedule. Changes to the posted schedules require predictability pay.
Employees may decline to work hours or additional shifts that are not included in the posted work schedule. If an employee voluntarily consents to work such hours, the consent must be in writing.
The ordinance guarantees at least 9 hours of ...

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