Nobody ever said running a business was a walk in the park. As an employer, you have a lot of balls in the air, and compliance is just one of them. One really, really important one that, if dropped, could cost you a whole lot of money.
In addition to federal regulations, each state has their own share of employment related laws that business owners need to be aware of. Here, we’re highlighting some of these key state-specific requirements and laws, and offering guidance to help you keep up.
Bear in mind, this list is not comprehensive, and there may be local or industry-specific employment requirements that your business needs to comply with. It’s best to consult with counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, as Justworks does not provide legal advice.
Payroll Tax Accounts
Because Justworks reports state unemployment taxes on your behalf, you’ll need to close your Pennsylvania State Unemployment and Withholding accounts prior to joining our platform. Here are the steps to do that.
Pennsylvania - State Unemployment Insurance
Paid Sick Leave
There is no law mandating Paid Sick Leave for employees at the state level in Pennsylvania.
Under the City of Philadelphia’s Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces law, employers must provide sick leave for their employees and are required to display a notice for employees to view that details employee rights under the law.
Pittsburg employers must also provide sick leave to employees in accordance with the City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act.
In Pennsylvania, the final paycheck for any terminated employee must be issued by the next regularly scheduled payday.
Additionally, unemployment insurance information (Form UC-1609, Employer Information) must be provided to all separating employees, regardless of the reason for leaving, and to all employees whose hours are reduced. Employers must complete the form before providing to the employee.
Pennsylvania employers are not required to pay out vacation upon termination, unless otherwise provided by the employer policy. If you don’t intend to pay out vacation upon termination, this should be clearly noted in your vacation policy.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: General Wage and Hour Questions
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.