Pennsylvania governor’s overtime expansion rule heads to a vote

Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf is scaling back a proposal to extend overtime pay eligibility

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A gunman, identified as Maurice Hill, wounded six police officers before surrendering early Thursday, after a 7 ½-hour standoff.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A gunman, identified as Maurice Hill, wounded six police officers before surrendering early Thursday, after a 7 ½-hour standoff. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is scaling back a proposal to extend overtime pay eligibility to thousands of workers in Pennsylvania, and is putting it on a path to a vote next month.

Wolf’s administration submitted its proposed regulation Thursday for a state rule-making board’s Nov. 21 meeting.

The five-member board has a 3-2 majority of Democratic appointees. Wolf, a Democrat, first unveiled the proposal in early 2018.

The revised rule would phase in the increase over three years and require in 2022 that salaried workers earning up to $45,500 a year get time-and-a-half pay for any time they work over 40 hours in a week. Business groups oppose it.

Pennsylvania’s current threshold is $23,660 a year. Wolf’s administration says the rule will expand overtime pay eligibility to 82,000 workers who earn above a federal threshold that’s rising to almost $36,000.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on WKBN.com