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Fault v. Non-Fault Overpayment in Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In the matter of Fugh v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court addressed whether an unemployment claimant who had incorrectly stated that “lack of work” was the reason for her unemployment could be found to have engaged in conduct which justified a fault overpayment of benefits. Under Pennsylvania Unemployment (UC) law,… Read More »

The Pennsylvania Unemployment Law and Financial Eligibility Changes

By Ira H. Weinstock |

When unemployed workers begin the application process for Unemployment Benefits, many take for granted that they will be financially eligible for benefits.  Financial eligibility requires a determination that the employee has worked a sufficient number of “credit weeks” in their “base year” and that they have sufficient earnings in the four quarters of their… Read More »

“Independent Contractors” and Employee Misclassification

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The U.S. Department of Labor has found that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors is an alarming trend, particularly in industries that often employ low-wage, vulnerable workers and in which the Wage and Hour Division has historically found significant wage violations. The practice is a serious threat both to employees entitled to good… Read More »

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