Last year, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry issued regulations to increase the minimum salary threshold for the administrative and professional exemptions to $40,560 per year beginning on October 3, 2021.
On July 9, 2021, the intended law for increasing of the minimum salary level was repealed via a budget bill. Thus, the minimum salary threshold requirements will remain the same as those under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is currently $684 per week or $35,568 annually.
Employers should still regularly review their employee classification status to ensure exempt employees are properly classified under both federal and state law. Being paid a salary basis alone does not qualify employees for an overtime exemption. An employee’s job duties must satisfy every term and condition of an exemption for the exemption to apply.
How HR Works Can Help
HR Works can conduct FLSA assessments to help identify areas of risk, as well as provide recommendations for addressing potential misclassifications. To learn more about these services and how to leverage our compliance expertise and support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-219-9062.