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Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference

The 16th Annual, Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference will be held on June 12-13, 2017 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

This year’s event features a Return-to-Work theme. Come to this exceptional and popular conference for updates on significant and timely topics such as:

You Can Go Home Again: Return to Work with the Time of Injury Employer
Dealing with the Unimaginable: Hate Crimes and Mass Violence
Know Who’s Going to Get Hurt at Work: Predictive Modeling
Complications Down the Road: Consequential Injuries
Driving Safely: Who’s Asleep at the Wheel?
Jeopardy: Return to Work Edition
60 Tips in 60 Minutes

More than 1,400 people registered to attend the 2016 conference, representing employers, case managers, third-party administrators, defense/claimant counsel, labor and others. Attendance to this event promises a sharing of practical, useful and timely information and provides attendees with the unique opportunity to network with other workers’ compensation professionals while renewing valuable contacts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit with 100 vendors and learn about their workers’ compensation-related goods and services.

Complete details are available here.

Malvern Unemployment Compensation Referee Office Closing Feb. 24, 2017

The Malvern unemployment compensation referee office will be closing effective Feb. 24, 2017. As of Feb. 23, hearings and staff for this location will be located at the King of Prussia UC referee office, 100 Ross Road, Suite 210, King of Prussia, PA 19406. The new telephone number is (484) 250-7120, and the fax number is (610) 337-1877.

Electronic Payment Requirement Beginning January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, employers are required to pay Unemployment Compensation contributions and reimbursement Statement of Accounts electronically if the total liability owed equals or exceeds $5,000 for a payment period. Read More...


The Interactive Guide to L&I Employment Services is now available on this website. The Interactive Guide is an intuitive web questionnaire that directs the public to the service best suited to their needs. Help us get the word out about the Interactive Guide. The more people we can reach, the more we can help.

PA WorkStats has moved To A New Web Address

PA WORKSTATS is now available at with an entirely new look and feel intended to improve the user experience.

UC Service Center Hour Changes

UC service centers no longer accept calls on Wednesday and Friday. Calls are taken Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services such as filing biweekly claims, payment information and checking the status of a claim can easily be accessed on the UC.PA.GOV website.

The service center will accept calls from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Videophone services for the deaf will continue on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. (Sign language is the ONLY means of communication provided through the video phone.) These changes are due to reduced UC claims levels and corresponding federal funding reductions. We are appropriately reducing costs while maintaining customer service.

Electronic Filing

If you have not already registered with UCMS to file electronically, the time to do so is now. Learn more about electronic filing.

State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

NEW! Sign-Up for SIDES — an efficient, electronic way to respond to department requests!

SIDES is a new, web-based system that allows the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) and employers to communicate more efficiently when an individual files a new unemployment compensation claim. The system transmits questions from L&I about the individual's claim to the employer electronically, and allows the employer to respond electronically, which will enhance the timeliness and accuracy of UC claims.


Pennsylvania employers are required to post certain notices in their worksites so employees have access to and information about applicable labor laws. These posters can be downloaded for free from the link below. Each poster link identifies the content of the poster, which employers are required to post it and contact information should you require additional information.

Go to Mandatory Workplace Postings