Driving for Uber didn’t disqualify an out-of-work behavioral therapist from the right to receive jobless benefits, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled.
The driver, Donald Lowman, remained eligible for benefits because he wasn’t self-employed, the court said, ruling on an issue of first impression.
The ruling gives a lift to workers who’ve turned to the gig economy after coronavirus-driven job losses. It also adds to the relatively scant case law examining whether workers who earn money from app-based companies like
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