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Pennsylvania State Court Reiterates: 8/80 Rule for Hospitals Only Available Since Amendment To Minimum Wage Act

As discussed here, Pennsylvania’s legislature recently amended its state wage payment law to conform to the FLSA’s so called “8/80” rule for hospitals and other healthcare entities, which permits payment of an overtime premium on a bi-weekly or 80-hour basis provided that such premium is also paid for hours worked in excess of eight in … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Law Amended to Comport to FLSA’s 8/80 Overtime Rule For Healthcare Industry Employers

In a positive development for Pennsylvania healthcare employers, on July 5, 2012, Governor Corbett signed into state law an amendment to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), allowing hospitals and other healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to utilize the “8/80” overtime rule established by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) See 29 U.S.C. § 203(j).   Under this amendment, … Continue Reading

Federal Court Holds Federal Aviation Law Does Not Preempt Skycaps’ Claims For Gratuities Under Pennsylvania Law

  While a significant percentage of employees’ claims for gratuities emanates from the food service and hospitality industries, other industries, including Aviation, are not immune. Baggage handlers in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania all have asserted claims challenging industry tip practices, alternatively alleging that the amounts paid by customers for curbside check-in are gratuities (which allegedly … Continue Reading
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