Lehigh University is covered by the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law (P.O. 2897, No. 1, as amended), administered by the Department of Labor and Industry. This law provides compensation to employees who are affected by a temporary reduction in the workforce or who lose their positions under certain conditions as defined by the law.
The law fixes the eligibility, waiting periods, rates of compensation, and the duration of compensation payments. Compensation varies according to the work schedule, the number of weeks employed, the eligibility period, the cause of separation, availability for employment, and many other conditions.
Lehigh University bears the full cost of this program on behalf of its employees.
For additional information, call the Career Link Office toll free at 1-888-313-7284 or visit them on-line.