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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Employee Rights in Pennsylvania.
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Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal assistance in civil matters for low-income residents of Philadelphia. We are strong advocates for our clients, including LGBTQ+ individuals, when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. We work on many legal issues including eviction, mortgage foreclosure, criminal record expungements, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other public benefits, SSI, employment, utilities, and housing problems for people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.
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.
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)
All Philadelphia workers, including immigrants and low-wage workers, have legal rights at work. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia launched PhillyWorkersRights.org, a website providing workers with information about their rights, how to assert them, and how to get help if they need it.
Information from Northwestern Legal Services on how temporary employment can affect the receipt of unemployment compensation benefit.