On June 12, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (“DLI”) submitted a proposed rulemaking to amend the regulations that exempt executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) salaried workers from overtime requirements under the Minimum Wage Act of 1968.
It is only fitting that, on this day, May the 4th, which has become known colloquially as Star Wars Day, we bring you this update on Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Ordinance saga which could send significant ripples throughout the galaxy.
Philadelphia will soon be the first city in the United States to have a law prohibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s wage history at any point during the hiring process.
Two Pennsylvania based companies and their staffing agencies recently learned, the hard way, that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is aggressively targeting employers who allegedly violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by failing to properly pay employees the minimum wage and the overtime hours they may have worked. Both companies utilized temporary workers who were provided by outside staffing agencies to perform work in their facilities. According to the DOL, the temporary workers who worked for one company were paid $6 an hour, in cash, and did not receive time and a half for any overtime hours they may have worked.