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.
Updated to include forthcoming retaliation protections under Philadelphia's wage equity ordinance.
Updated to reflect forthcoming requirements under Philadelphia's wage equity ordinance.
Updated to reflect forthcoming notice-posting requirements under Philadelphia's wage equity ordinance.
Updated to reflect forthcoming Philadelphia ordinance prohibiting an employer from asking job applicants about their wage history as a condition of employment.
Updated to include forthcoming Philadelphia ordinance prohibiting an employer from requesting that a prospective employee disclose his or her wage history.
Updated to include online quarterly payment requirements, effective January 1, 2017.
A new Philadelphia law would ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. Massachusetts and California have passed similar laws, but Philadelphia will become the first city in the nation with a so-called wage history law if Mayor Jim Kenney signs the measure as expected.
Pennsylvania employers will be permitted to pay employees' wages, salaries, commissions or other payments by payroll debit card under a new law taking effect May 5, 2017.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Pennsylvania employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.