On June 26 and 27, 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature passed an amendment to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act to allow medical facilities to pay overtime to its employees for time worked over 8 hours per day or 80 hours in a 14-day period. The employer must provide advance notice to its employees before taking advantage of this overtime payment schedule and must first negotiate any change to overtime calculations with the unions of any of their represented employees. Previously, hospitals and other medical facilities were required to pay overtime for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. This amendment brings the state’s minimum wage law in line with the Fair Labor Standards Act and will eliminate the confusions and litigation that resulted from the previous discrepancy between the state and federal law. It is anticipated that Governor Tom Corbett will sign the act into law.