H.B. 1820 Overtime Rule in Healthcare

by | Aug 8, 2012 | General | 0 comments

In July, H.B. 1820 was signed into law in PA, which revives the 8/80 overtime rule and gives health care institutions and nursing homes in Pennsylvania the ability to rely on the 8/80 method of overtime calculation available under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is now fully incorporated into Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act. The 8/80 method is an alternative to the standard requirement to pay overtime to employees for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a 7-day workweek. Under the 8/80 method, hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, and certain other medical institutions were permitted under federal law to pay their non-exempt employees one and one-half times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours in a workday, and in excess of 80 hours in a 14-day period. Under the new law, employers in PA can now do the same.