Pennsylvania Amends Overtime Rate Calculations for Salaried, Nonexempt Employees
August 03, 2022
Pennsylvania employers with salaried, nonexempt employees may need to adjust how they calculate overtime premiums for these employees in light of amendments to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) that will go into effect on August 5. The amendments codify that Pennsylvania employers cannot use the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay for salaried employees. Employers must calculate the regular rate of pay for salaried, nonexempt employees by adding up all remuneration paid to the employee during the workweek and dividing this amount by 40 hours. This change in the PMWA is a significant divergence from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which permits employers to determine the regular rate of pay for salaried, nonexempt employees by dividing all remuneration the employee earned by the total hours the employee worked that workweek.