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Unemployment insurance reforms protect system for workers, employers

Ray Allen is the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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.

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The benefit of benefits: New law meant to protect independents

By Darryl Enriquez

staff writer

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.

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Insurance crisis lacks easy solutions

By Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com 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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