Tuesday, December 30, 2014

UC - telephone hearings - submission of documents prior to hearing

Beverly Hall Corp. v. UCBR – Cmwlth. Court – December 15, 2014

The Court affirmed the UCBR decision, affirming the referee ruling that the employer could not introduce documents at the hearing, where a)  it had not submitted them 5 days in advance, as required by UC regs, 34 Pa. Code sec. 101.130, and b) the Dept. objected to their admission.

Every hearing notice that was sent to the parties indicated in bold print that the Dept. representative was going to participate by telephone in the case, which concerened whether the employer operated primarily for religious purposes.