Uber Work Shouldn't Ax Unemployment Pay, Pa. Justice Hints

Law360, Philadelphia (September 11, 2019, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A member of Pennsylvania's highest court suggested during oral arguments on Wednesday that a laid-off behavioral health specialist's part-time work as an Uber driver should not disqualify him from receiving unemployment benefits while he searches for a new job in his chosen profession.

Likening the situation to a neighborhood kid mowing lawns for extra cash, Justice Max Baer said the state should not have considered Donald Lowman's work for Uber the kind of self-employment that disqualifies individuals from receiving unemployment benefits.

"He's trying to get a little bit of money on the side to make ends meet until he gets a...

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