Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Pennsylvania?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Pennsylvania laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
Apprenticeship and Training Act All employers that employ an apprentice
Breach of Personal Information Notification Act All employers
Child Labor Act All employers
Clean Indoor Air Act All employers
Criminal history record information law All employers
Equal Pay Law All employers
Health care continuation coverage (mini-COBRA) law Employers with two to 19 employees
Labor Anti-Injunction Act All employers
Lie detector tests law All employers
Medical Marijuana Act All employers
Minimum Wage Act All employers
Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) Employers with four or more employees
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act (PLRA) Private employers not covered by the National Labor Relations Act
Pennsylvania Military Leave of Absence Act (PAMLAA) All employers
Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right to Know Act Private employers under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Unemployment Compensation Law All employers
Unemployment compensation reform law (Act 60) All employers
Wage payment and collection laws All employers
Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act All employers
Workers' compensation law All employers

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.