Roccograndi v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Review
197 Pa.Super. 372, 178 A.2d 786.
Facts: Three shareholders in a family corporation appealed a ruling saying that they couldnít basically lay themselves off from their own company to collect unemployment checks because they were really self-employed and had the power to work or not work.
Issue: Can the corporate entity be ignored for the purposes of determining whether the claimants are statutory employees or if they are self-employed?
Rule: The corporate entity may be ignored in determining whether the claimants are just self-employed people whose business wasnít going so good at the time.
Analysis: Not much!† It seems pretty tricky to vote on who will get laid off each time there isnít enough work to go around.† This court sees right through it.
Conclusion: The administrative rulings against the claimants are affirmed.