As the leaves fall from the trees as fast as the Packer’s playoff chances, many construction employees are preparing for seasonal layoffs and applying for unemployment benefits. To receive unemployment benefits in Wisconsin, laid-off workers must meet the state’s work-search ...Read More »
Since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, Wisconsin's improving economy, along with a redoubled focus to protect unemployment insurance as a short-term safety net for those who are eligible, has stabilized the UI Trust Fund, reduced the tax burden on Wisconsin employers, and helped members of the workforce who are out of work through no fault of their own find new employment quickly.Read More »
Christine Pehler says she appreciates Wisconsin’s tradition of deferring to nonelected boards for workers’ benefits policies because the alternative gets messy.Read More »
By Darryl Enriquez
The state passed a new law to crack down on the misclassification of construction workers from staff to independents. What that means in dollars and sense is that a misclassified worker is good enough to get paid "under the table" for a day’s work as an independent, but not worth enough to be on staff and paid added compensations, such as unemployment insurance, retirement benefits and/or social security.Read More »
By Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance budget has slipped into the red and is projected to be more than $2 billion in debt in each of the next four years. To avoid that crisis, state lawmakers are working on ...
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Michael C. Schmidt Dolan Media Newswires Long Island, NY – Despite recent news that the economy may have bottomed out, businesses large and small continue to look for ways to cut costs. One method: Retain independent contractors in lieu of ...Read More »