PUP Jobs Club
The Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) runs our own Jobs Club that helps our unemployed members try to find employment. For more information about our Jobs Club contact us or check out this recent Fox Philly News segment about us.
PUP’s Van Pool
If you live in Philadelphia and need help to get to your job (or a potential job) in the suburbs, you might be interested in the Philadelphia Unemployment Project’s Van Pool. For more information about the Van Pool, check out these articles from KYW 1060 (1, 2) and the Philadelphia City Paper. An application to be a part of the PUP Van Pool can be found here [pdf].
Want to find out more information about national benefits available to workers? Check out unemployedworkers.org, a project of the National Employment Law Project, a non-profit law firm that helps low-income workers.
Pennsylvania Wage Laws
Think you might have been treated unfairly by an employer? Find out more information about your rights and responsibilities under Pennsylvania wage laws check out these resources:
- Information prepared by Community Legal Services.
- Information from the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry on the Wage Payment and Collections Law.
- Information from the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry on the minimum wage.
- Information from the US Dept of Labor on wage payment requirements.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Federal law may protect you if you have to take time off because of illness or to take care of an ill family member. For more information on FMLA, click here.
Criminal Records and Employment
Is your criminal record hurting your ability to obtain a new job? Check here for information on your legal rights to employment with a criminal record.
The WARN Act
Some large companies are required to give advance notice of certain types of mass layoffs under the federal WARN Act [pdf]. Think your company might be covered? Find out out more information from the Department of Labor.
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