Pennsylvania Unemployment Law: Taking Part-Time Work as an Independent Contractor

You are receiving $500 per week in Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits and have been offered part-time work as an independent contractor, paying you $200 per week. You understand that if you earn 40% or less of your weekly Unemployment Benefit rate doing part-time work, your Unemployment Benefits...

Are Factual Findings Made in Unemployment Benefits Hearings Binding on the New York State Courts?

In wrongful termination lawsuits, the courts of the State of New York, and federal courts applying New York law, do not preclude either employers or workers from relitigating issues of fact or law decided adversely to them in unemployment insurance benefits hearings. See N.Y. Labor Law § 623(2)...

Workplace Threats? Kiss Your Job and Your Unemployment Compensation Goodbye

In Zuraski v. UCBR [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the employer terminated an employee after he was heard saying that his supervisors "don't deserve to live" and "I'm going to come into this place and spray it with bullets." This...