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John Gallagher
What is a Necessitous and Compelling Reason for Quitting my Job Under Pennsylvania Unemployment Law?

You May Be Eligible For Unemployment In PA If You Quit Your Job If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit . Here are some of the most common examples of a necessitous...

Eric Meyer
Uneven Severance Packages May Create Discrimination Claims

A severance agreement helps to allow businesses to ensure that former employees don't sue. The concept is fairly simple: in exchange for $X, the former employee agrees to release the company from every claim under the sun from the beginning of...

Jon Hyman
Get Rid of At-Will Employment? Give Me a Break!

On Donna Ballman's blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home , she argues for a radical change to at-will employment. She believes that unemployment hearing officers should have the power to reinstate, with back pay, anyone fired without just cause...

Donna Ballman
A Simple Solution To Unjust At-Will Laws

Most employers can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. As I say in my upcoming book, that means they can fire you because they didn't like your shoes that day. Or, as it turns out, the color of your shirt . The law definitely needs...

Jon Hyman
Disturbing Study About the (Mis)Use of Employers’ Confidential Information

Here's the good news: According to a recent survey conducted by FileTrek , 79% of Americans believe that removing confidential files from the office is grounds for termination. Here's the bad news: 90% think that employees do it anyway. What...

Eric Meyer
Employment Discrimination by the Numbers: Foreign Edition

Now in autotune . (Betcha didn't expect that). Yesterday, we were rapping (without the benefit of autotune) about immigration status and unlawful discrimination and concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit...