Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are 1099 Workers Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania?

Am I Really an Independent Contractor Under State and Federal Laws?

In many cases, workers are misclassified as Independent Contractor, and are paid on a 1099 basis. In such cases, unless the worker can get resclassified as a w-2 employee by a state or federal agency, he/she will be deprived of a broad variety of benefits, including the right to collect Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation.

If a Worker Can Prove That He/She Was Actually an Employee, and Not an Independent Contractor, the Employee May Be Eligible for Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits

However, the law is very clear as to who may properly be deemed an Independent Contractor, and if you can demonstrate that you are,/were, despite such misclassification, actually a true employee who should have been paid on a w-2 basis,  then you will have a right to seek Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania.

Representing 1099 Workers in Pennsylvania Since 1991
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