PennsylvaniaThere are recent changes in Pennsylvania that may have a significant impact on employers.  The changes that employers should be aware of:

Benefit: Pennsylvania will be open to more phone hearings.

Downside: Employers will be held to very strict guidelines in regards to submitting documentation that may be used during a hearing as long as “one” party is participating by phone it is classified as a phone hearing.

As CCC has indicated previously, every state has passed legislation similar to Act 75, but they are enforcing/implementing it differently.  With the financial issues that Pennsylvania is experiencing, this legislation provides them a source of additional income

Downside: Increased number of hearings. As decisions are issued for the overpayment charges, additional hearings will need to be held regarding that issue.

Benefit: Employers are being given two “bites of the apple” with this as the law states employers have to provide the supporting documentation “before” a determination is actually issued, which means either at the time of the initial claim or when the employer questionnaire comes out. This because they do not come out at the same time and a decision cannot be made unless employers were to miss the deadline on both.

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Act 75

Employers need to be in compliance with the UI Integrity Law as CCC clients have been doing. It is important for employers to understand and we cannot stress it enough.  You cannot fight a claim if you are unwilling to provide details at the initial claim level.  While there may be other issues stemming from a former employees separation such as an EEOC claim etc., the state unemployment agency does not find that as an appropriate reason for not providing information at the initial claim level.

Hearings

As for hearings, employers need to watch these very closely. If just one party is participating by phone, it is classified as a phone hearing. This means that employers MUST submit ANY/ALL documentation that employers wish to use at the hearing five days PRIOR to the hearing. A party may choose to show up in person, but that does not change the classification of the hearing.

Employers are going to see more phone hearings in PA more in the central and western parts of the state.

Please contact CCC for additional questions you may have regarding Pennsylvania’s changes or any other unemployment related matter.  contact@corporatecostcontrol.com or (800)207-6926.


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