In Bashinsky v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Rev., Claimant sought review of an adjudication of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (Board), which affirmed the Referee’s decision to dismiss Claimant’s appeal as untimely under Section 501(e) of the Unemployment Compensation Law, 43 P.S. § 821(e). The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed. The issue was whether the … Read more
In Naborn v. Unemp. Comp. Bd. of Rev., the Commonwealth Court affirmed the Board of Review’s order that, in turn, affirmed the Referee’s order denying the claimant’s request to backdate his unemployment compensation under 43 P.S. § 801(c). The claimant had filed a prior unemployment claim within the previous year, but he filed a second … Read more
In Lowman v. Unemployment Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court confronted an important issue in the gig economy: Is an Uber driver self-employed and thus ineligible for unemployment benefits? According to the Court, under the two-factor test in section 753(I)(2)(B), the petitioner was not self-employed and is eligible for benefits.