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The state sales tax is 6%. with exceptions n Allegheny at 7%, and Philadelphia at 8%.
Pennsylvania follows “employment at will” doctrine which means both the employee and employer are allowed to terminate the employment at any given time without a reason. Therefore at the time of termination, the employer must pay all the necessary wages up to the day of termination.
Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
There are no official expat benefits. However different companies can offer special benefits for the expats working for them. Benefits differ from one company to another.
Employer:contributes of the total payroll per month for the employees pension funds. The contribution percentage is not specified.
Employee: contributes 6.25% of the total payroll per month for the pension funds.
As of 2011, after the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Social Security tax rate is 4.2 percent of an employee's wages.
While there is no official period required, the general practice is is 2 weeks.
Pennsylvania law does not either require or prohibit severance payments. It depends on the employer’s agreement with the employee.
The state law does not require official vacation time to be given to the employees. It depends on the agreement with the employer.
No official law requires the employer to give employees sick days. Depends on the prior agreement upon start of employment.
There are 11 official holidays, however private employers are not required to provide either time off or overtime pay on these days.
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