With all the problems being described with unemployment here, there are also many efforts at reforming the unemployment system — especially of late — as the problems access and timely payments have become so obvious even John Oliver of
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WISCONSIN UNEMPLOYMENT LAW COMMENTS AND ANALYSIS
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Tax breaks for employers
I previously described how the Joint Finance Committee ignored reality and state unemployment law — particularly the state’s partial wage formula that encourages people to work part-time while STILL being eligible for and collecting unemployment benefits…
Continue Reading The DWD/unemployment budget, Round 2
Several folks have forwarded to me different articles that describe the current unemployment situation.
An article in Dissent establishes that the current attack on pandemic unemployment programs is mostly just another kind of attack on working folk.
Across the country,…
Continue Reading The summer 2021 unemployment situation
At the 18 March 2021 meeting of the Advisory Council, the Department presented its first eight proposals. These first eight proposals included the proposals that the Advisory Council originally approved of in 2019 (but which were not enacted because…
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Update (14 June 2021): UI Works provides some information about how unemployment is a crucial economic support for families and state economies.
Yesterday, both Wisconsin legislative chambers passed AB336, a bill to stop PUA, PEUC, MEUC, and PUC benefits…
Continue Reading Ending the supplemental unemployment programs early in service of stigma
In September 2020, I described how the able and available questions on the weekly certification ignored actual Department regulations. In short, the questions about being able or available for full-time work ignored key regulations that allow claimants to answer “yes”…
Continue Reading Being able and available when disabled: getting worse in the weekly certifications
The Wisconsin state bar has announced its winners for pro bono attorney of the year award, and I am a co-winner with Rebecca Salawdeh in light of our separate work responding to the unemployment crisis in this state.