Pennsylvania Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at http://hr.blr.com/state-comparison-charts/Updated-Minimum-Wage-Chart.
Philadelphia. A minimum wage of $12.00 must be paid to city contractors and subcontractors effective January 1, 2015.
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Several occupations and industries are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the Pennsylvania law, including (PA Stat. Tit. 43 Sec. 333.102et seq.):
• Farm laborers
• Domestic servants in private homes
• Newspaper carriers
• Employees of local newspapers with a circulation of less than 4,000
• Volunteers of charitable, religious, or nonprofit organizations
• Employees under 18 (under 24, if enrolled in school) working in seasonal camps for disabled children
• Employees of most seasonal amusement parks and summer camps
• Golf caddies
• Switchboard operators working for small, independently owned telephone companies
• Elected officials and their noncivil service staff members and advisors
• Administrative, executive, and professional employees
Training wage. Employers in Pennsylvania are not permitted to pay trainees a subminimum wage.
Workers with disabilities. Individuals whose earning capacity is reduced by a physical or mental impairment may be hired at a rate below the minimum wage, but only pursuant to a license issued by state labor authorities.
Students and learners. Meal and Lodging Credit
Employers may apply the reasonable cost of board and lodging as a credit against the minimum wage requirements. The employee must be notified of the credit and accept it as a condition of employment when hired. Reasonable cost is the actual cost to the employer for the food or housing. The cash wage plus tips (if applicable), ...

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