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Pa. labor advocates push for changes aimed at bolstering working conditions ahead of Labor Day

Workplace safety and wage law changes, both perennial issues, are top of mind ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
By Sam Dunklau

Updated: 2022-08-16 15:44:12

Pa. works to tackle unemployment compensation problems. Advocates want the job done right.

Advocates say some people applying for state unemployment benefits have had trouble doing so for the last two years. They’re asking Pennsylvania’s Labor & Industry Department to more fully address those issues.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. Department of Labor and Industry ends vocational rehab waitlist

This week, the state’s Department of Labor and Industry has opened up more vocational rehabilitation services.

By Hayden Mitman/WLVR

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Updated: 2022-03-11 10:30:42

Pennsylvania agency heads pitch higher funding to help address staffing woes

The State Police, Labor & Industry, Education and Human Services departments say they need to directly hire or encourage more staff to join their professions in the coming year.

By Sam Dunklau

Unemployment fraud problems continue for state, laid-off claimants in Pennsylvania

440,000 unemployment claims have been flagged as potentially fraudulent between when its new computer system went online last summer and the end of 2021.
By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Careers that Work; leveraging the talents and contributions of older workers

Many aspects of the labor force has changed during the past two years, as workers left jobs for new careers and some retired early to explore other opportunities.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Officials say they’re continuing to fight fraud involving Pennsylvania’s beleaguered unemployment system

The state has struggled to distinguish between fraudulent and legitimate claims, which some said led many unemployed Pennsylvanians to deal with cumbersome verification systems designed to root out fraud.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Unemployment refunds going out to those Pa. overcharged five years after issue discovered

In all, the agency estimates it owes $19.4 million to tens of thousands of people who were erroneously charged an inflated interest rate between 2006 and 2016.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. to refund $19 million to 109,000 people it overcharged in unemployment benefit error

The state first learned it had overcharged thousands of people unemployment interest in 2016, but didn’t disclose it until Spotlight PA asked about the problem.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Unemployed advocates call for benefits to be restored

Advocates for out-of-work Pennsylvanians are calling on the state Department of Labor and Industry to reinstate unemployment benefits that they allege have been improperly halted for thousands of claimants.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA