In 2017 alone, Wisconsin’s work to crack down on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of direct employees has netted nearly $1.4 million.Read More »
Although Sanjuana Maltos doesn’t work in the trades, her recent experience with Wisconsin’s unemployment system may serve as a cautionary tale to laid-off construction workers who are trying to navigate the state’s new benefits laws. For nearly two decades, Maltos would travel ...
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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 »
Stricter rules for those collecting jobless benefits could soon be coming down the road. The state Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform held a public hearing this week on a bill that would make it easier for the state’s Department ...Read More »
State officials estimate that federal rules would prevent nearly 95 percent of the Wisconsin workforce from being subjected to the sort of drug testing that Gov. Scott Walker has said should be a prerequisite to obtaining unemployment benefits.Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate has approved extending federal unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks. The Senate voted 30-3 on Tuesday to pass the bill, which is scheduled to be taken up by the Assembly on ...Read More »