Labor & Workforce
Summary of the labor and workforce issues to be considered when establishing and growing a business in PA
Pennsylvania has “at will” employment. What, exactly, does that mean?
What is Pennsylvania’s law regarding the dismissal/termination of employees?
What is the difference between a Right-To-Work state and a Non-Right-To-Work state such as Pennsylvania?
What role will unions play in operating facilities that I locate in Pennsylvania?
I hear that labor costs may be lower in certain states. Why should I consider Pennsylvania for my project?
Is there a limit to the number of overtime hours my employees can work?
If my employees work overtime, do I need to pay them extra?
Am I required to pay my employees a premium rate for weekend or holiday work?
What is the typical cost for a benefit package for employees, as a percentage of their gross wages?
How much vacation should I give my employees in Pennsylvania?
Am I required to provide unpaid leave to my employees for medical or other absences?
What is Unemployment Compensation?
What are my UC tax responsibilities if I hire an employee?
What is workers’ compensation?
Can the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania help me find qualified employees?
May I hire temporary workers?
May I hire temporary workers from other countries?
What is the difference between Full-time, Part-time, and Temporary Employees?
Can Pennsylvania help pay for some of my training costs?