Chinese Overtime in Pennsylvania

October 10, 2013 Last Updated on March 22, 2021

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March 22, 2021 – Investigation Closed

At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Workers in Pennsylvania who are paid on a fluctuating workweek basis and were paid half-time or "Chinese overtime" for hours worked over 40.
Damages:
Employees who were not paid in compliance with Pennsylvania state laws may be able to pursue compensation for back wages.
Company(ies):
All companies in Pennsylvania
Additional Details:
A person is said to be on a "fluctuating workweek basis" when they are paid a fixed, weekly salary, regardless of the number of hours worked.
Date:
In August 2012, a Pennsylvania federal judge found that payment of half-time, or Chinese overtime, does not comply with a state minimum wage law.