Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Handbook for Employers
This handbook is intended to assist employers in meeting their obligations under current Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI) law, Chapter 108, Wisconsin Statutes. This handbook is not a substitute for legal advice. For legal disclaimer see Section 7.
Amendments to Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance
In 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed into law three pieces of legislation containing substantial amendments to the unemployment insurance (UI) program. 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 (the state’s 2013-15 budget) contained amendments to seven aspects of the UI program. 2013 Wisconsin Act 36 contained twenty-seven amendments to portions of the UI program. Below is a brief summary of these Acts categorized based on the changes made to Benefits, Taxes, and Other Changes. In addition, at the end is a summary of the provisions of the work share law, 2013 Wisconsin Act 11.
Wisconsin Evens the Score by Becoming the Twenty-Fifth Right-to-Work State – So What Happens Now?
Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a “right-to‑work” (RTW) law on Friday, March 6, 2015, and Wisconsin Governor (and possible presidential candidate) Scott Walker promptly signed the bill into law today. Wisconsin has now become the nation’s twenty‑fifth state to exercise the option to have a right‑to‑work law. This article provides a brief summary of the law and offers some thoughts about what may happen next.