Labor Day is part of Summer Vacation

September 1, 2014

  • 392TIV Cause of Unemployment
  • 392TIV(D) Labor or Trade Disputes
  • 392Tk155 Suspension or Termination of Employment by Employer

09-01-14In voting to commence beginning of school year the day after Labor Day, contrary to practice of prior five years in setting opening in late August, the district did not alter the status quo under expired bargaining agreement so as to constitute a lockout, for purpose of unemployment benefits, merely because, unlike under prior contract, Labor Day was not a paid holiday; school directors properly exercised their authority to move back the opening day of school to the day after Labor Day, rendering Labor Day a part of the unpaid summer vacation.

Nawrocki v. Com., Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review, 508 A.2d 1311, (Pa. Cmwlth, 1986)