Working & The Economy

COVID-19: Where are State Police finding the open businesses that Wolf ordered to close?

The police are initially providing warnings, Evanchick said, to push for voluntary compliance. But stricter enforcement will follow as needed, he said.

In Philly, hospital workers’ union demands OT for prison medical workers

Local health workers who work in the city’s jails say they are not currently receiving the same overtime pay as other city employees who have been deemed "essential."

Wolf admin: Nearly 10K Pa. businesses have applied for shutdown waivers

State officials have been blitzed with applications from Pennsylvania business owners seeking waivers to the Wolf administration's order last week that all non-essential businesses shutter their operations, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said Sunday.

The new federal sick leave law: Who’s eligible, who’s not and how many weeks...

By Elizabeth C. TippettOn March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave and other support to millions of workers...

Deluged with waiver requests, Wolf admin. extends business enforcement shutdown deadline to Monday

Saying it's been hit with a large number of waiver requests, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration has extended the enforcement of its shutdown order for non-essential businesses to Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. The...

So when you tell Pennsylvanians you’re going to close the liquor stores, they listen...

Capital-Star Staff Reporter Elizabeth Hardison took a look at sales data for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

COVID-19 in Philadelphia: Massive layoffs are expected across the city

At a daily briefing on the pandemic, city officials called on called on employers to continue to pay employees, especially low-wage workers.

COVID-19 in northeastern Pa: As cases grow, ‘We’re all in this together,’ community leaders...

As of noon Thursday, Northeastern Pennsylvania has seen 22 cases, up from 12 on Wednesday. Monroe County has 15 cases, Pike County has 3 cases, Lackawanna County has 2 cases and Luzerne and Wayne counties have one case apiece.

Are you a Pa. business affected by Gov. Wolf’s shutdown order? Here’s how to...

Companies that believe they're considered "life-sustaining" can apply for a waiver at [email protected]

COVID-19 in Pa.: More than 600 Philly airport workers to be laid off

The largest portion of the workers are employed by American Airlines subcontractors PrimeFlight Aviation and Prospect Airport Services.