Side Jobs No Bar To Unemployment Benefits, Pa. Court Says

Law360, Philadelphia (March 15, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania workers laid off from full-time positions may continue to receive unemployment benefits even if they subsequently increase their hours working as self-employed contractors at pre-existing sideline jobs, a state appeals court ruled Friday.

In a reported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that a woman who increased her hours working as a self-employed real estate agent after she was laid off from her full-time job could continue receiving unemployment benefits because the change did not drastically change her income level and she remained available for...
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