Employee Rights

Legal Information


This section of has information and  resources about Employee Rights in Pennsylvania.

  • 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

    Northwestern Legal Services
  • 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

    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment

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

    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Know Your Rights: Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers in Pennsylvania

    Information from the Women's Law Project about the rights of workers who are pregnant, have given birth and are producing breast milk. Read More

    Women's Law Project
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  • Workers with Disabilities

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act for workers with disabilities Content Detail

    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • 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

    North Penn Legal Services
  • Tools That Teach: What is Human Trafficking? (Video)

    This video from the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign helps answer the question "What is Human Trafficking? " Read More

    Department of Homeland Security
  • Understanding the Process - Filing for Unemployment Compensation Benefits

    Northwestern Legal Services provides this summary that outlines the process when applying for unemployment compensation benefits. Read More

    Northwestern Legal Services