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Ollie’s announces new CEO

  Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. officially announced Tuesday that its board of directors named John Swygert as its new president, CEO and member of the board. Swygert had been serving as interim president and CEO since Dec. 2 when Ollie’s founder Mark Butler passed away suddenly over the Thanksgiving weekend. He served as executive ...

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“Talent Poverty” to remain big issue for employers next year: LVB’s Outlook 2020 forecasts changes for business

The nation’s low unemployment rates will contribute to a continued skilled labor shortage for employers, according to panelists at Lehigh Valley Business’ Outlook 2020. Outlook 2020, held Dec. 11 at Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem Township, brought together leaders from multiple industries to speak on the forecast for business for the upcoming year.

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St. John hands out $10 million in bonuses to employees

When St. John Properties employees opened red envelopes Saturday at the company’s annual holiday party, they got not just season’s greetings but learned what share they received in a $10 million bonus. St. John Properties met a long-standing goal of developing 20 million square feet of space this year and the bonus, an average of ...

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Pa. Attorney General fights changes to overtime calculation for workers

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro is opposing a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor that would change the method employers use to calculate overtime. Shapiro argues that the department’s proposed expansion of the application of the fluctuating workweek method compromises worker safety, reduces workers’ compensation for overtime work, and makes it more difficult for employers to comply with fair labor laws.

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