Friday, May 26, 2017

FAQs for Employers Regarding Pennsylvania Unemployment Law

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Representing Pennsylvania's Workforce Since 1991
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Here Are the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Employers Posted on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor's Website

General FAQs
  1. What is Unemployment Compensation (UC)?
  2. What is UCMS?
  3. What are my UC tax responsibilities if I hire an employee?
  4. How do I register for an Employer UC account number?
  5. How do I know what my Employer UC account number is?
  6. How do I know what my contribution rate is?
  7. How do I report my wages?
  8. What if I can't file electronically?
  9. Where can I get information about filing quarterly wage and tax reports electronically?
  10. What is the difference between gross and taxable wages?
  11. What do I withhold from my employees?
  12. Is agricultural employment reportable for UC purposes?
  13. Is domestic employment (a maid or nanny) reportable for UC purposes?
  14. In a sole proprietorship, are my family's wages reportable for UC purposes?
  15. Can I project rates when deciding to lay off specific individuals?
  16. Can I retrieve archived items, such as a rate notice, from last year or the year before?
  17. Can I look up payment plan dates?
  18. Since refunds can be directly deposited into employer bank accounts, are employers required to notify UCTS when they change their bank account information? Also, do employers have the option to request that refund checks be sent to them without being direct-deposited?
  19. How do I get a Clearance Certificate?
  20. How do I tell you that my address has changed?
  21. My business is anticipating temporary layoffs. What should I do to prepare my employees?
  22. If I reduce the work hours of my employee(s), how will that affect their eligibility for UC benefits?
  23. What if I no longer have employees but expect to in the future?
  24. How do I close my business?
  25. What happens if my business has offered a job to an applicant who is receiving unemployment compensation benefits and the applicant refused the job offer?
  26. How can I obtain forms from the PA Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Unemployment Compensation Benefits Policy (department)?
  27. Which forms may an employer receive?
  28. What is the process to request duplicate UC and/or wage information from the department?
  29. Why is the department charging me for requesting duplicate UC/wage information?
  30. Who can I contact if I have more questions?


Representing Pennsylvania's Workforce Since 1991
Philadelphia Area Unemployment Attorney Representing Employees

John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania. 

John typically represents workers who need an employment lawyer in Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Berks County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County.

Pennsylvania Unemployment Employment Attorney Provides Free Telephone Consultations (15 Minutes in Duration)

If you are looking for an unemployment lawyer, and live in Malvern, Wayne, King of Prussia, Downingtown, Glenside, Doylestown, Radnor, Newtown Square, Exton, Philadelphia, West Chester, Skippack, Langhorne, Haverford, Nether Providence, Broomall, Drexel Hill, Reading or any of their surrounding towns, feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call.  I am always glad to spend some time with people via a free telephone consultation.

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Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of employment law, from wrongful termination, to wage and overtime claims, to discrimination and retaliation laws, to Family and Medical Leave

Click Here if you have questions about any aspect of Pennsylvania Unemployment Law, from willful misconduct, to voluntary quit, to Referee Hearings, to severance issues

Click Here to e-mail John directly; Mr. Gallagher has handled hundreds of Referee Hearings throughout Pennsylvania.

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