Entries by Fred Gaffney

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 […]

Save on Commercial and Residential Energy Costs

Are you looking to capitalize on one of the many benefits of being a Chamber member? With the cold winter weather now upon us, the ChamberChoice Energy Program offers options to save money for commercial and residential electric and natural gas customers.   The Chamber has partnered with OnDemand Energy Solutions to take the confusion […]

Economic Survey Reveals Employers’ Concerns

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Employer confidence is on the rise, but many business leaders are still hesitant to invest and hire. These indicators are among the responses from the PA Chamber’s 26th Annual Economic Survey, which was conducted by G. Terry Madonna Opinion Research from August through October 2016 and completed in partnership […]

New Bloomsburg Water Plant Dedicated

Last Thursday, SUEZ dedicated its new advanced water treatment plant in Bloomsburg. The $32 million Irondale Water Treatment Plant utilizes modern technology to deliver high quality water. The location is out of the 100-year flood plain, in order to remain in service during high water events. The membrane ultrafiltration is pictured beside high service pumps […]

Employers Face New January 31st W-2 Filing Deadline

A new federal law, aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect and prevent refund fraud, accelerates the W-2 filing deadline for employers to January 31.   The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, enacted last December, includes the new requirement for employers. The January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain […]