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Hours Worked: Pennsylvania

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michael R. Galey, Fisher Phillips


  • The term hours worked is defined broadly under Pennsylvania law. See Basic Principles.
  • Employers are not required to provide breaks to employees 18 and over. See Break Periods.
  • Philadelphia has requirements pertaining to hours worked. See Local Requirements.