Changes announced by the Department of Labor & Industry, Pennsylvania, require employers to update their PA labor law posters.
The Office of Unemployment Compensation has issued a new form that requires “Employer Account Number” to be displayed in the employer’s name and address section.
Other changes include:
- Claimants must now report gross wages when claiming UC benefits.
- The “Driver’s License Number” has been dropped as a requirement when filing for Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits.
- As listed on the form, the following information is needed to file a claim:
- Social Security Number
- Alien registration number (if not a U.S. citizen)
- Complete mailing and home address
- Name and address of employer(s)
- Dates of employment and reasons for leaving
- Employer information form (if you have one)
- Most recent pay stub (optional, but helpful)
- PIN number (if you have one from a prior claim)
- The form now clearly states that Computer cross matching is used to detect the illegal receipt of UC payments resulting from unreported work and earnings or unreported pensions.
- The form also includes an expanded section on penalties, which states
A person who knowingly makes a false statement or knowingly withholds information to obtain UC benefits commits a criminal offense under section 801 of the UC Law, 43 P.S. §871, and may be subject to a fine, imprisonment, restitution and loss of future benefits.
Updated PA labor law posters are available for purchase today. Please click here to order the latest Pennsylvania state and all-in-one posters.