PA court of appeals' unemployment decision helps gig economy

PA court of appeals' unemployment decision helps gig economy
Brittany Medio

Brittany Medio, a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, wrote this article published by the Pennsylvania Employment Law Letter. Brittany discusses a recent court of appeals decision in Pennsylvania that reversed a finding that income a man earned from driving for Uber rendered him ineligible for unemployment benefits after he lost his full-time job. Brittany provides background on the case, the court’s analysis and the bottom line.

“Based on the court's decision, the key to determining whether an individual undertaking temporary assignments is self-employed for unemployment compensation purposes rests on whether he tried to establish his own independent business since losing a job,” writes Brittany.

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