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Am I Entitled to Unemployment in Pennsylvania if I Accept a Voluntary Lay-Off?

My Employer Said it Would Not Contest My Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim; What Does That Mean? I receive many phone calls from employees who accepted a voluntary lay-off ("reduction in force" or "RIF") with a promise from their employer that it "would not contest unemployment...

Follow-the-Spouse to Unemployment Compensation

A recent Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania case, Pa. Gaming Control Bd. v. UCBR , 927 C.D. 2011, 2012 WL 1860807 (Pa. Commw. Ct. May 23, 2012), provided a nice overview of the "follow-the-spouse" doctrine in Pennsylvania unemployment compensation law. It also included a little bit of a twist...