Tuesday, April 05, 2016

UC - employee v. indpt. contractor

PSU KnowHow v. UCBR – Cmwlth. Court – unreported* memorandum opinion – March 31, 2016

Held:    Some 300 tutors for private tutoring company held to be “employees” rather than independent contractors, resulting in affirmance of Department of Labor & Industry assessment of UC contributions against company. 

*An unreported Commonwealth Court case may not be cited binding precedent but can be cited for its persuasive value.  See 210 Pa. Code § 69.414(b) and Pa. R.A.P.  3716

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