im currently employed part time in pennsylvania, was full time, my employer downsized and dropped me to part time. I applied for uc benefits and was approved. My employer has since offered me shifts that I have accepted. they have always let me know in advance about available upcoming shifts. But recently have begun to call me the day of the shift a few hours before. wondering if my employer needs to give me some sort of notice? If I refuse "suitable" work i could loose my benefits. Does my employer have to give me any prior notice or do I have to accept the shift in this case no matter what to avoid ineligability?
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The general rule of employment is: At-Will. Meaning, among other things, in the absence of a contract or illegal motive, an employer need not give any notice offer chages in shifts, availability of shifts, termination, pay changes, etc. Refusal to accept employment or quitting a job without good cause could jeopardize unemployment compensation insurance eligibility. Check with your state's agency.
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