Compelling Cause for Leaving Employment to Follow a Spouse

In Glen Mills Schools v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 665 A.2d 561 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1995), the Court stated the standard to show necessitous and compelling cause for leaving employment to follow a spouse: (1) the spouse elected to move for reasons beyond his or her control, and the decision to move was reasonable and made in good faith; (2) the couple would face an economic hardship in maintaining two residences or the move has resulted in an insurmountable commuting problem. In Beachem v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 760 A.2d 68 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2000) the Court recognized that providing emotional support for a child may be a compelling reason for a parent to relocate.