For those who are interested in unemployment compensation (also known as unemployment insurance) in the state of Pennsylvania, the responsible state authority for distribution unemployment insurance is the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry which can be found online at www.uc.pa.gov. The mission of this state agency is to improve the quality of life and economic security of and for the amazing people of the state of Pennsylvania. This is where you will be able to locate all of the vital information regarding unemployment compensation, eligibility, appeals and anything else unemployment related in the state of Pennsylvania.
Unemployment Compensation is a program that provides temporary financial assistance to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. By law, to be entitled to unemployment compensation in the state of Pennsylvania, you must be an employee who performed services covered by the unemployment compensation law for an employer that is required by law, or elects to pay into, the unemployment insurance fund.
To be eligible for unemployment compensation there are three basic, equally important steps to determining whether or not you ultimately gain acceptance into this state administered program.Read More
Your weekly benefit rate is the amount you can receive if you are eligible for unemployment compensation. This is based on a specific set of calculations - learn more about the formula here.Read More
Pennsylvania, and the Department of Labor and Industry, attempts to make the filing process for unemployment compensation, seamless and simple. File online or via telephone.Read More
When the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have made their unemployment compensation eligibility determination, an employee is sent a copy of the notice of determination.Read More
Sharon Dietrich didn’t grow up poor -- her father was a steelworker, her mother a housekeeper and they lived near Reading. The family was solidly blue-collar and middle class and Dietrich was the first in her family to graduate from college. But when Dietrich, 55, started practicing employment law at Community Legal Services shortly after a federal court clerkship, she learned an immediate lesson about class and the workplace: It hurts to be poor.Read More
Important information if you have a criminal record. Effective November 14, people with certain misdemeanor convictions can ask the court to seal their records. The sealed record will only be available to law enforcement officers, and, if your record is sealed, you can truthfully tell a prospective employer that you have no criminal record.Read More