Entries by Fred Gaffney

Wolf Administration Proposes Changes to Tipped Worker Regulation

On Friday, November 19, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced proposed regulations to update rules about how employers pay tipped workers. The department’s proposed regulation covers five primary areas for tipped workers, including: An update to the definition of “tipped employee,” adjusted for inflation since 1977, that increases the amount […]

Chamber Board Opposes OSHA Vaccination and Testing Requirement

On Tuesday, November 16, the Board of Directors of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution opposing the pending OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would require employers with 100 or more employees to require vaccinations or weekly testing of workers. The ETS has been blocked temporarily by a Federal Circuit Court. The […]

Supporting Workplace Mental Health

Focusing on employee wellness not only benefits your employees but can boost your company’s bottom line as well.  Estimates that one in five Americans experience some form of mental illness, most without getting treatment, means that many will continue to struggle with their issues, impacting both family life and work life, if employed.  And although […]

Columbia County Commissioners Hosting Public Meetings to Review Preliminary Findings of Flood Mitigation Studies

The Columbia County Commissioners are holding another round of public meetings for all residents, businesses, and municipal officials to learn more about the Fishing Creek Watershed and West End flood mitigation studies.  The meetings will be held at separate locations:  Tuesday, November 30th starting at 6:30PM – Fishing Creek Flood Mitigation Study Held in the […]

Bill to Stop Bridge Tolling Plan Passes House

From Representative David Millard The House on Tuesday passed legislation to stop PennDOT’s plan to toll nine interstate bridges in Pennsylvania and reassert the Legislature’s oversight of, and community involvement in, any future tolling plans. The Public Private Partnership (P3) law adopted in 2012 authorized the establishment of such partnerships to assist in funding road […]