“Today’s approval of my plan will modernize our outdated overtime rules so more people are eligible for time-and-a-half pay. This will put more money in the pockets of workers and strengthen the middle class,” he added.
The new overtime rules still need the approval of Attorney General Josh Shapiro before its publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and become effective later this year.
Gov. Wolf renews effort to push for a minimum wage increase
Last week, Gov. Wolf renewed its call to Pennsylvania lawmakers to support his proposal to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 per hour with a pathway to $15 per hour.
The governor is proposing raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 an hour on July 1, 2020. The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents per year until reaching $15 per hour in 2026.
“Despite widespread support from the public, it’s been more than a decade since the General Assembly passed a minimum wage increase. There are far too many Pennsylvanians working full-time and multiple jobs who are still unable to support themselves and their families,” said Gov. Wolf.