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Workforce

Workforce initiatives balance present, future needs

The strong economy has been making it difficult for businesses that need qualified and skilled technical workers. And while some established workforce initiatives with a long-range focus are paying off, other efforts are underway to match workers’ skills with specific jobs in the shorter term, several observers said in recent interviews.

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Overtime calculation in court crosshairs

A 2013 lawsuit brought by employees at General Nutrition Centers was recently heard in the state Supreme Court. 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.

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The Behaviorist: Lessons from last days on the job

“You have just two months to live.” If you heard those words from a doctor, would you make changes? Would you do things differently? I haven’t heard that message from a doctor, but I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned during those poignant periods prior to leaving an organization. Here's what I've learned.

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