Andrea Kirshenbaum Examines Proposed Changes to PA's Overtime Salary Thresholds for The Legal Intelligencer
In the July 2, 2018 Legal Intelligencer article, "Pa. Proposes Significant Increase to Overtime Salary Thresholds," Wage and Hour Chair Andrea M. Kirshenbaum and Associate Benjamin S. Terris examined the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's (L&I) June 23, 2018 proposed rulemaking to update the decades-old regulations applicable to three classes of overtime-exempt employees under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA): executive, administrative and professional (EAP).
Ms. Kirshenbaum and Mr. Teris note that the proposed regulations continue efforts to address wage law at state and local levels, noting:
"Some states have taken the initiative to raise their counterpart overtime salary thresholds beyond the federal floor, including New York and California. Through its proposed rulemaking to update its EAP exemptions, Pennsylvania is following suit. The Wolf administration estimates that when fully implemented, the regulations will extend overtime eligibility to 460,000 workers in Pennsylvania."