Upcoming Seminars at the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance


For Registration Visit  www.wpworkforce.org/calendar or Call WPWA at 570-390-7613 Seats are Limited!

Separation Issues

Tuesday 06/16/15 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Many employers and claimants have difficulty understanding the process UC uses to determine an employee’s eligibility for benefits after voluntarily leaving or being discharged from a job.  This presentation explains how the service center discovers the person quit or was discharged, the fact-finding process, burden of proof, the factors that are considered when making a determination, and appeal rights.


Relief from Charges & Suitable Work

Thursday 07/09/15 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Relief from Charges

Employers are concerned about controlling their UC costs.  One of the ways to control these costs is to file for relief from charges.  This presentation explains what is relief from charges, which employers are eligible to file for it, how the employers are notified that their account may be charged, how to file for relief from charges, how separation issues affect the employer’s eligibility for relief, and appeal rights.

Suitable Work

The UC Service Center is often contacted about what to do when a person refuses work. This presentation explains the application of Section 402(a) of the PA UC Law (Refusal of Suitable Work). Discussion includes the employer’s responsibilities regarding notification that a job offer has been made to both the Claimant and the service center, the factors used in suitable work determinations and appeal rights.



Tuesday 08/18/15 8:30AM – 10:00AM

This presentation explains how the UC system prevents, detects, and recovers UC overpayments and the

employer’s involvement in the overpayment process.


UC Appeals/Hearings

Tuesday 09/15/15 8:30AM – 10:00AM

This presentation discusses the UC appeal process, how to prepare for a hearing, and includes a mock UC hearing.