Pennsylvania is an employee-friendly state. This is reflected in its antidiscrimination law, which subjects employers with four or more employees to state-law requirements to make reasonable accommodation in contrast to the ADA's coverage of employers with 15 or more employees. Another example is its mini-COBRA law.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Pennsylvania.
Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
The addition of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Nebraska brings to 34 the number of states that have partnered with the US Department of Labor as part of its Misclassification Initiative.
Updated to include information on the forthcoming termination of the reciprocal withholding agreement with New Jersey.
On September 2, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave 120 days' required notice of intent to end the state's 40-year-old reciprocal income tax withholding agreement with Pennsylvania. If New Jersey follows through, the agreement will terminate at the end of 2016, and will affect employers and employees in both states.
Updated to include the important new requirement to notify employees who have unclaimed wages, effective September 11, 2016.
Updated to reflect a change in the amount of the employer child support withholding processing fee, effective August 30, 2016.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Pennsylvania employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.