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pennsylvaniaMinimum Wage Increase for Employees of the Commonwealth and Organizations Receiving State Contracts

On March 7, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2016-2, which increases the minimum wage for employees of the Commonwealth to $10.15 per hour, effective immediately, and provides for annual increases based on inflation beginning in January of 2017.

The Executive Order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the government. Those employees that perform direct services to the Commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease will be paid a minimum of $10.15 an hour. This provision will take effect when contracts or leases are solicited or bilaterally modified on or after July 1, 2016.

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