UC - hearing - continuance - good cause - new job
Ammon v. UCBR - Cmwlth. Court - October 14, 2008 - unreported memorandum decision
Refusal to grant claimant's last minute request for a continuance was an abuse of discretion, where it resulted from an unexpected, last-minute opportunity to begin employment on the day of the hearing.
Normally, last-minute requests are disfavored. However, in this case the request was supported by "proper cause" under 34 Pa. Code § 101.23 http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/034/chapter101/s101.23.html.
The refusal to grant it would penalize a person who actually found work and would be "contrary to the goal of stabilizing employment." Shegan v. UCBR, 564 A.2d 1022, 1025 n. 5 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1989).