Category Archives: Unemployment Compensation

“Can I collect unemployment – and work for Uber?”  Pennsylvania’s rules on gig work

Unemployment compensation can allow a terminated employee get paid a portion of their former salary for 26 weeks to help put food on the table or pay the mortgage between jobs.   Unfortunately, getting a job can be a slow process, and unemployment compensation doesn’t always cover expenses.   Extra income doing “gig” work can Continue Reading...

Can Employees Collect Unemployment When They Quit a Job?

In many cases, when employees quit, they give up the right to collect unemployment compensation. And employees who leave voluntarily will often be denied benefits if they file. However, it's worthwhile to speak to an employment attorney. Under Pennsylvania employment law, in many cases, those former employees still have the right to collect benefits – even if their claims are initially denied. Here are...

Judge Rules Against Production of Evidence of Post-Termination Damages in Contract Case

Mr. Hennessy served as First Chair trial counsel on behalf of a Pennsylvania employer in a case where the employee argued an entitlement to commissions on sales which were consummated post-termination.  The employee argued that the employer agreed to pay him for commissions made in markets he created regardless of employment.  Mr. Hennessy filed a Continue Reading...

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