When West Pharmaceutical Services chief executive Eric Green needs a little stress relief, he pays a visit to his company's laboratories. In a white jacket and safety glasses, the former chemist gets to trade talk of share prices and corporate strategy for the fine points in developing the latest in patient self-injection devices or packaging solutions for sensitive molecules along with a healthy dose of ribbing from his fellow scientists.
Imagine if you offered a tax credit and nobody applied for it? That's what happened in Philadelphia. Since 2008, the city has offered companies a $10,000 per year tax credit if they hired people with records. Few took it. Now the city's trying something different.
Nurses from Delaware County Memorial Hospital said conditions there have declined since a new owner, Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., took over last year. Inside the courthouse, lawyers argued over the terms of Prospect's purchase of the four-hospital Crozer-Keystone Health System.
Corey Schiller and Asher Raphael of Power Home Remodeling in Chester; Stephen B. Burke of Comcast's NBCUniversal, formerly chief operating officer of Comcast Corp; Bill McDermott, of SAP in Newtown Square; and J. Mark Baiada, of Bayada Home Health Care in Moorestown make the list.
A bipartisan measure that provides for automatic sealing of criminal records for minor offenses that had been scheduled for a vote in Harrisburg on Wednesday will likely come up for a vote next week. The "Clean Slate" legislation has the potential to be the first of its kind in the nation and has support on both sides of the aisle.
Outside the Delaware County Courthouse Wednesday, nurses from Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital will protest conditions at their hospitals, now owned by Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. Inside, there's a different battle, with the hospital's former owners arguing in court that Prospect reneged on the deal it made when it bought the Crozer-Keystone Health System last year. Not so, Prospect says.
The owners of two Reading Terminal businesses - Iovine Brothers Produce and the bar, Molly Malloy, have agreed to pay $660,117 in back wages and damages to 140 present and past workers, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday. Instead of paying their workers overtime, the owners paid them cash at straight time rates.
Ivy Johnson spent 18 years in prison for killing someone in a fight and every day that death weighs on her. "To make amends I have to save another life," she said. It wasn't long ago that Johnson graduated from a 10-week program, Women Working for A Change," that teaches women who have been in prison about self-esteem, active listening, healthy relationships and job preparation. Johnson stopped to encourage the group's most recent graduates, who celebrated their achievement on Tuesday.
Jane M. Von Bergen writes about the workplace — employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.