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In Pennsylvania, You Can Drive an Uber While Still Collecting Unemployment

2.12.18

Rich Meneghello was quoted in the Pennsylvania Record article “In Pennsylvania, You Can Drive an Uber While Still Collecting Unemployment.” The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a ruling of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review that denied benefits to a former behavioral specialist who took on work as an Uber driver, according to a January 24 opinion. 

Although many states do have similar unemployment qualification laws in place, Rich said it was key that “the Pennsylvania court applied common sense when issuing their opinion.” 

“The judges recognized that the 21st-century unemployed worker has options available to them that permit them to make some money to help tide them over until they find a new permanent job, and just because these are gig economy jobs doesn’t make a difference,” he added. 

To read the full article, visit The Pennsylvania Record.

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