Entries by Fred Gaffney

State Preemption of Local Leave Mandate Bill Clears Senate Committee

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last week, the Senate Local Government Committee advanced legislation that would establish state preemption of laws that require employers to implement specific employee leave policies. Senate Bill 128, co-sponsored by Senator Gordner, was authored in light of recently enacted laws in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh that require employers to […]

Welcome the Chamber’s Newest Members

More than 580 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber and Visitors Bureau to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen our region. Increased membership allows us to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy, and be involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. The Chamber and Visitors Bureau welcome […]

Investors’ Circle Members Receive Added Value

The Chamber is pleased to announce its 2017 Investors’ Circle Members. The Investors’ Circle is comprised of members that support the ongoing work of the Chamber while receiving the highest levels of benefits and value from their membership. Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, PPL Electric Utilities, and Williams all have partnered with the Chamber as VIP Members this […]

New Workplace Injury Rules Now in Effect

Following delays due to a legal challenge, provisions of a new Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record-keeping rule took effect on December 1. Employers must now inform employees about their right to report workplace injuries and illness without facing retaliation. Online reporting provisions took effect January 1st. The new rule also prohibits automatic post-accident […]