From Law360: Pa. Unemployment Ruling Shows Shift In Gig Worker Analysis

August 13, 2020 | By Tyler J. Dunphy, Matthew A. Green

In an article published in Law360 on August 12, 2020, Obermayer ​attorneys Matthew Green and Tyler Dunphy discuss the case of Lowman v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.  In this case, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a man who had lost his job, and started driving for Uber Technologies Inc. to support himself, was still eligible for state unemployment benefits even after he began driving. The effects of this decision for independent contractors and gig workers across Pennsylvania and beyond could be considerable in the months to come.

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Matthew is a litigation attorney, concentrating on commercial litigation and employment law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Matthew prides himself on his effective and efficient representation of his clients and the favorable results he has achieved for them. He is responsive and compassionate toward his clients and his known for the high quality of his legal representation and his attention to detail. As chairman of Obermayer’s Recruiting Committee, Matthew is responsible for law school recruiting and lateral attorney hiring.

 

Tyler concentrates his practice in all aspects of labor and employment law including labor arbitration, internal investigations, wage and hour, employment litigation, immigration, and executive compensation and employee benefits. In order to supplement his practice, Tyler is currently enrolled in a joint Masters in Education program between Penn GSE and the Wharton School, so that he is even better equipped to serve the needs of his institutional clients, in propagating proactive and preventative work place policies.

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Tyler J. Dunphy

Associate

Tyler concentrates his practice in all aspects of labor and employment law including labor arbitration, internal investigations, wage and hour, employment litigation, immigration, and executive compensation and employee benefits. Tyler works closely...

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Matthew A. Green

Partner

Matthew is a litigation attorney, concentrating on commercial litigation and employment law in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Matthew prides himself on his effective and efficient representation...

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