Monday, March 27, 2006

UC - reasonable assurance - teacher - 43 PS 802.1(1)

Archie v. UCBR - Commonwealth Court - March 27, 2006

Part-time adjunct university teacher denied UC because she had "reasonable assurance" of continuing work for next academic term, despite lack of concrete schedule and uncertainty caused by contingent enrollment. The court said that "'reasonable assurance' does not require the employer to give an absolute guarantee of employment in the second academic year" but rather "consists of a bona fide offer of employment for the next academic year on terms substantially the same as those in the prior term," citing 34 Pa. Code 65.161(a).