Does 10 calendar days start from the day following receipt of your document

I received a document that required my response. I was given 10 calendar days from the day I received the notice. Does PA law read like CA law in that the 10 calendar days begins the day following the date you received the notice?

Asked on September 25, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless the specific statute to which you refer states otherwise, the 10 days starts the day your receive it, but that means you count from that day, as if that were day "zero" or "0." So the first day to respond is the next day (e.g. if you received it on Monday and had one day to respond, your response would be due Tuesday), etc. Count 10 days from the date you received the document: if received on the  20th, you would have to respond by 20 + 10 or the 30th.

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