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  • Employment At Will

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about your right to have and keep a job. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Employment Discrimination

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on discrimination in the workplace. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Getting Fired

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about being separated from your employment. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Assert Your Rights in the Workplace

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on how to assert your rights in the workplace. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Immigrant Workers’ Rights and COVID-19

    Information on the rights of immigrant workers relating to COVID-19. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Know Your Employment Rights

    Fact sheet from MidPenn Legal Services outlining the basic rights all employees have at their workplace. [PDF] Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Your Employment Rights!

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on employment rights including wages, unemployment compensation, family and medical leave, discrimination, workplace injuries, and unions. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
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    Spanish / Español
    French / Français
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Legal Help for Employment Problems from MidPenn Legal Services

    Description of services offered by MidPenn Legal Services to address Employment Problems you may be facing. MidPenn Legal Services serves residents of the following counties: Adams - Bedford - Berks - Blair - Centre - Clearfield - Cumberland - Dauphin - Franklin - Fulton Huntingdon - Juniata - Lancaster - Lebanon - Mifflin - Perry - Schuylkill - York. Content Detail

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    MidPenn Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Need Health Insurance and Not Working in Your Prior Job? Act Now!

    If you are not working because you are on leave, on layoff, or have lost your job, you should look at the following options for health care for yourself and your family. You should secure coverage within 60 DAYS of when you lose coverage through your employer, or you will lose the opportunity to get affordable benefits through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace until the end of the year. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services discussing barriers to employment, specifically mental health issues and interview questions Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Pennsylvania Employment Law Information (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 5/31/07. information on PA Employment Law such as wage cases and barriers to employment such as a criminal record. (28:08) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Returning to Work During Coronavirus

    Answers to some frequently asked questions from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about returning to work following a shutdown during the COVID-19 crisis. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on sexual harassment in on the job. Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Temporary Jobs - When on Unemployment Compensation Benefits

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services on how temporary employment can affect the receipt of unemployment compensation benefit. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services