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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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Appeals court sides with LIRC in jobless benefit cases

A state court of appeals has found that several lawsuits the state Department of Workforce Development filed against an independent body that reviews the department’s jobless-benefit decisions were thrown out properly. In general, the DWD decides what benefits an unemployed ...

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