4 Management Strategies That Drive Employee Engagement

4 Management Strategies That Drive Employee Engagement

If you’re like a lot of workforce leaders, a strong hiring year and reported economic upswing may have you dancing into 2017 feeling cautiously optimistic about retention and increased productivity. However, I wouldn’t count your chickens just yet. A prudent leader would be remiss to overlook two abiding truths:...

2017 Standard Mileage Rates Released

The IRS has released the 2017 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. The 2017 standard mileage rate has decreased to 53.5 cents...
Important: The EEOC Has Published Its Position  On Whether Employers Must Provide Extra Unpaid  Leave To Disabled Employees

Important: The EEOC Has Published Its Position On Whether Employers Must Provide Extra Unpaid Leave To Disabled Employees

Michael G. Trachtman Powell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Lombardo, P.C. MEA General Counsel mtrachtman@powelltrachtman.com The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that an employer must provide a “disabled” (which is very broadly defined) employee with a reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to do his or her job.  But what...
Business Program Excites Local Students

Business Program Excites Local Students

There is an award-winning summer program that for nearly four decades has been exciting the imaginations of high school students throughout Pennsylvania about the world of business and private enterprise.  That program, Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW), will be marking its 39th storied year this July and August.  PFEW...

Final Rule Eases the Way for Certain Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Workers and Their Employers

The Department of Homeland Security has amended its regulations on certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The final rule provides various benefits to program participants, including improved processes and increased certainty for U.S. employers seeking to sponsor and retain immigrant and nonimmigrant workers; greater stability and job flexibility...

N.J.-Pennsylvania Reciprocal Agreement Will NOT Be Ending

The tax reciprocal agreement between Pennsylvania and New Jersey will remain in place. New Jersey has chosen not to terminate the 40-year-old agreement. Pennsylvania residents who work in New Jersey will continue to be subject to the Pennsylvania personal income tax and have Pennsylvania personal income tax withheld from...