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Author Archives: Chris Holland

Region’s development shows encouraging patterns

The number of people willing to invest in the Lehigh Valley in any given year has always been a reliable barometer of how the regional economy is doing. Based on the 412 land development plans we reviewed in 2018, we’ve come a long way from the bottom we hit in 2012. While the continued proliferation of warehouses remains something to ...

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Overtime calculation in court crosshairs

In April the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments in a 2013 lawsuit brought by salaried employees against their employer, General Nutrition Centers. The dispute centers on the calculation of overtime hours, as workers felt they were entitled to more pay under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act than what they were given under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Between 2009 ...

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State, businesses work to stop bug’s spread

Area business and property owners are being encouraged to help stop the spread of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that can damage hardwood and fruit trees. But given the potential economic damage – about $18 billion by one estimate –the state is relying on more than just encouragement, especially for businesses that move goods in and out of areas ...

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