Entries by Fred Gaffney

Don’t Reduce Employee Hours Unnecessarily

The Affordable Care Act will likely continue to be a source of confusion and frustration for employers and individuals throughout implementation. While the employer penalties for the “pay or play” rules have been delayed until January 2015, many employers have already begun adjusting employee hours for the coming year to avoid the mandate. Make sure […]

Employers Must Provide Notice to Employees by October 1st

Beginning January 1, 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have access to insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance exchanges, which are also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces. Open enrollment under the Marketplaces will begin on October 1, 2013.  ACA requires all employers to provide all new hires and current employees with […]

Toomey Discusses Hindrances to Economic Growth

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey discussed a number of issues which he feels is hindering economic recovery in the United States at a Town Hall meeting held Monday in Danville. During the one-hour event held at the Pine Barn Inn, the Senator outlined his two main areas of concern, excessive government spending, and federal regulation that […]

Another Benefit to Chamber Members

The Columbia Montour Chamber is now offering gift certificates for the public & members to purchase. The program is designed to promote Chamber member businesses and encourage people to patronize them. The Chamber Gift Certificate is a legal check, purchased by the “gift giver”. Gift certificates may be ordered from the Chamber office and make […]