Sep 16, 2019

Bill would limit carbon emissions at Pa. power plants

Members of the Clean Power PA Coalition recently announced their support of The Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Transition Act, which would instruct Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board to slash power-sector emissions at least 90 percent by 2040.

Sep 16, 2019

Lauren Albright: She tackles work, and Cystic Fibrosis, with positivity

Lauren Albright has a demanding job with her family's imported tile business in Allentown. There are design consults, international orders to be placed and staff to manage. But, what few Creative Tile customers know is that Lauren also faces the demands of a chronic, life-long illness called Cystic Fibrosis.

Sep 13, 2019

The Generation Gaps: The unique challenges of the multigenerational workplace

Three and sometimes four generations are competing for time and attention in the workplace. And with each generation having its own unique value system, how can we all just get along?

Sep 13, 2019

State to offer free salary negotiation workshops for women

This fall, the Commission, a state-run volunteer organization that advises Gov. Tom Wolf on matters important to women, will host a series of salary negotiation workshops for women.

Sep 13, 2019

Give them a break: Studies show workers who stop for lunch have more energy and are more productive

While working through lunch may seem like the fastest way to get more done, studies show that the practice could actually be slowing us down.

Sep 12, 2019

QNB Bank opens newest branch in Allentown

Quakertown-based QNB Bank said its newest branch recently opened in Allentown's west end and will have a grand opening on Oct. 22.

Sep 10, 2019

Fresh start: As slates are cleaned, experts say employers should have little to fear

Observers of Pennsylvania’s new clean slate law see few pitfalls that should worry employers as they adjust to the new dynamic under which millions of state residents each month will have their criminal records wiped clean. 

Sep 10, 2019

Are your workers employees or independent contractors?

Consequences can be ruinous for construction and interior design firms that fail to properly identify workers as employees, and instead wrongly classify them as independent contractors. Lawsuits and government enforcement actions can result.

Sep 10, 2019

Integrating 5 generations in a workplace

From how we communicate to where we work – a cube or office, a collaborative open floor plan or remotely from a home office – a lot has changed over the past 50 years.

Sep 10, 2019

Help the Next Generation Succeed Through Mentoring

Mentorship means having senior people in an organization who are not only willing to offer advice to less experienced staff members, but who are willing to go further by taking them under their wings. Mentors offer guidance and advice to mentees on how they can be more successful – both personally and professionally. 

Sep 10, 2019

$300M project brings mixed-use community to Upper Bucks

A developer’s master plan for the Village at LifeQuest will create a project that allows for the interaction of different age groups in an inter-generational community in Milford Township near Quakertown.

Sep 9, 2019

St. Luke’s residency program addresses physician burn-out

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a new residency program designed to stop physician burn-out before it happens.