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  • Voluntary Quit

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on eligibility for unemployment compensation when you voluntarily quit your job. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • What You Should Know About The Unemployment Appeal Process

    Information from MidPenn Legal Services about the unemployment compensation process. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Willful Misconduct

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on eligibility for unemployment compensation when you are laid off or fired from your job. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Downloadable Forms from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

    Links to downloadable forms from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Handbook

    This booklet, from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, will answer many of your questions about the benefits available to you and provide information about your responsibilities as a participant in the program. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Reopen an Unemployment Compensation Claim

    If you established an initial claim for UC benefits within the past year, stopped filing for those benefits and wish to resume filing, you can reopen your claim using the methods listed on this website. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • UC Service Center Busy Signals: What is an Unemployed Person to Do?

    Information on options Unemployment Compensation claimants have for dealing with problems reaching the UC Service Centers. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Unemployment Compensation Benefit Process (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 1/24/2008. Features an overview the process in applying for Unemployment Compensation benefits, eligibility requirements, explanations of what 'a voluntary quit' is, how to apply, what to do if you are denied UC benefits, what happens at the hearing, and how to get legal help. (25:37) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Immigrant's Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation

    Fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) for immigrant worker advocates. This NELP fact sheet thoroughly explains eligibility requirements for immigrant workers in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • Legal Briefs: I've lost my job. Now what?

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the February 27, 2009 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Features some common questions and some tips on navigating through filing for unemployment compensation and continuing to receive health care benefits through COBRA. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Legal Briefs: Starting a business

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the August 19, 2008 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program, including important tips to remember if starting your own business. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Project

    Website of the National Employment Law Project. The Project works to promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project