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Minimum Wage in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

What is the Minimum Wage in State?

The minimum wage in State is the same as the federal minimum wage: $7.25 an hour. 

Some states allow employers to pay tipped employees a lower minimum hourly wage; others don't. 

In State, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $2.83 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay in State?

Some states follow the federal overtime standard, and some have their own rules. 

If you work more than 40 hours in a workweek, your employer must pay you 1-1/2 times your regular hourly wage for each overtime hour you work under State overtime rules, unless you are exempt.

State Agency That Enforces Wage and Hour Laws

If you're having questions about overtime, minimum wages, tips, breaks, or other unpaid wage issues, contact the 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

URL: http://www.dli.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.VyOqauZtdWI

Phone: 800-932-0665

How to File a Wage Claim in State

Most states have an administrative procedure employees can use to file a wage claim against their employer. Typically, you must file a form with the state agency, which will contact your employer for a response. The agency may hold a hearing, at which you can present evidence that you were underpaid. If you win your claim, the agency may order your employer to pay what it owes you. 

Not every state has a wage claim procedure. 

Find out about the wage claim process in State (if any).

More Information About Wage and Hour Laws in State

Most states require employers to post a notice about overtime, minimum wage, and other wage and hour laws.

Get a copy of State's wage and hour poster