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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 2009

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 2009. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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2009 LIRC STATISTICS
 
Unemployment Insurance
Number of appeals and decisions issued
Decisions issued by type of appellant
Time taken to issue decisions
Workers Compensation
Number of appeals and decisions issued
Decisions issued by type of appellant
Equal Rights
Number of appeals and decisions issued
Decisions issued by type, result and issue
Time taken to issue decisions
Employer Tax or Liability ("Status") Cases
Number of appeals and decisions issued; results
Court Cases
Unemployment Insurance
Employer Tax or Liability ("Status") Cases
Workers Compensation
Equal Rights
General - All Programs
Appeals to LIRC as percentage of ALJ decisions issued
Comparison Between Years
 
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[2011 Statistics] - [2012 Statistics] - [2013 Statistics]

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (2009)     
(1) 2009 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
            Appeals     Decisions               
            Filed        Issued               
                     
 January     182          246               
 February    229          185               
 March       285          242               
 April       312          237               
 May         285          228               
 June        338          186               
 July        285          281               
 August      240          196               
 September   204          215               
 October     238          235               
 November    243          198               
 December    294          231               
                     
 Year      3,135        2,680       786* cases  
                                    pending at
             261/mo.     223/mo.    end of year
*Includes all programs (UCFX, EB, EUC, etc.) but not multi-claimant cases
 
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(2) 2009 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       1,918                     
 Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant 162/1,918     8.5%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         755                      
 Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant    59/755     7.8%
                          
Total Department Appeals        7                      
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant     5/7    71.5%
                          
                          
 72% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 28% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 less than 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development
         
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(3) 2009 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions   within        within          Over 
           Issued     45 Days       75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     246       79 - 32%     207 - 84%      39 - 16%
 February    185      104 - 56%     168 - 91%      17 -  9%
 March       242      194 - 80%     226 - 93%      16 -  7%
 April       237      192 - 81%     221 - 93%      16 -  7%
 May         228       97 - 43%     215 - 94%      13 -  6%
 June        186       73 - 39%     158 - 85%      28 - 15%
 July        281       94 - 33%     193 - 69%      88 - 31%
 August      196       36 - 18%      76 - 39%     120 - 61%
 September   215       36 - 17%      53 - 25%     162 - 75%
 October     235       27 - 11%      42 - 18%     193 - 82%
 November    198       23 - 12%      33 - 17%     165 - 83%
 December    231       27 - 12%      59 - 26%     172 - 74%
                          
 Year      2,680      982 - 37%   1,651 - 62%   1,029 - 38%
 
U. S. Department of Labor "time lapse" standard, effective
April 1, 2008, is for average age of pending cases not to exceed
40 days.
    2009 - UI CASE AGING STATISTICS                                            
                
                   Average age of     Median      
                   pending cases  
 
 January                 36             29          
 February                30             19
 March                   29             22          
 April                   28             23          
 May                     33             31          
 June                    39             34
 July                    44             38          
 August                  50             47          
 September               56             56          
 October                 56             53          
 November                56             48          
 December                56             49          
             
 Yearly Average          43             37
 
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (2009)
(1) 2009 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                                                  
                Appeals           Decisions   
                Received           Issued      
             
 January          30                26          
 February         23                19
 March            17                24          
 April            23                19          
 May               8                22          
 June             19                22
 July             28                24          
 August           27                13          
 September        27                37          
 October          12                12          
 November         16                17          
 December         21                18          
             
 Total           251               253         84 Pending at
                                                  End of Year
                  21/mo.            21/mo.     
 
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(2) 2009 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
 
TOTAL APPEALS                         253
Total Applicant Appeals               113 (45% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)    69/113    -   61%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part     9/113    -    8%
      Reversed                             14/113    -   12%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise     4/113    -    4%
      Dismissed/late petition               2/113    -    2%
      Remand for New Findings & Order       2/113    -    2%
      Dismissed/no jurisdiction             8/113    -    7%
      Remand/Other                          1/113    -    1%
      Petition withdrawn                    3/113    -    3%
      Dismissed with prejudice              1/113    -    1%
Total Respondent Appeals              126  (50% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)     88/126   -   70%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      4/126   -    3%
      Reversed                               7/126   -    6%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise     20/126   -   16%
      Remand/Other                           2/126   -    2%
      Petition Withdrawn                     5/126   -    4%
Applicant & Respondent Appeals         14  (6% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)      6/14    -   43%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      5/14    -   36%
      Reversed                               1/14    -    7%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise      2/14    -   14%
NOTE: Because percentages are rounded some totals may exceed 100%                  
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EQUAL RIGHTS (2009)                    
(1) 2009 - NUMBER OF ER APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
              Appeals        Decisions        
              Received       Issued           
                        
 January          6             14          
 February        12              7          
 March            7              6          
 April            8              6          
 May             10              8          
 June             7              4          
 July            13              4          
 August          10              8          
 September       10             10          
 October         17              4          
 November         7              7          Pending        
 December        11             10         End of Year        
                                
                118             88            94
                                     
                 10/mo.          7/mo.        
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(2) 2009 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                          Number      (%)
    Affirmed                                 57       65%    
    Reversed                                  3        3%   
    Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part               1        1%   
    Aff'd in part/Remand in part              1        1%   
    Reversed & Remanded                       2        2%
    Remanded                                  6        7%    
    Dismissed (late petition)                 7        8% 
    Settled/Withdrawn                        11       13%
    Total                                    88
Results:
42% of all decisions issued found no discrimination 
 9% of all decisions issued found discrimination 
49% of all decisions were settlements, withdrawals, 
    dismissals, or procedural decisions where no 
    determination of discrimination was made by the 
    commission. 
 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT  
  
  Retaliation              31
  Race                     22
  Sex                      22
  Handicap/Disability      21
  Age                      14
  Arrest/Conviction        12
  Color                     6
  National Origin           3
  Sexual Orientation        2
  Creed                     1
  Ancestry                  1
  Marital Status            1
  Religion                  1
  Use of lawful products    1
  Color of Child            1   
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION        4  
  
 (Some complaints involve more than one issue.)
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(3) 2009 - ER TIME LAPSE STATISTICS 
      (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
            Total                              
            Decisions    Within     90-180      180-365       Over
            Issued      90 Days      Days        Days       365 days
                          
 January      14        1 -  7%    6 - 43%     6 -  43%     1 -   7%
 February      7        1 - 14%    3 - 43%     2 -  29%     1 -  14%
 March         6        2 - 33%    2 - 33%     2 -  33%     0 -   0%
 April         6        1 - 17%    0 -  0%     5 -  83%     0 -   0%
 May           8        2 - 25%    5 - 63%     0 -   0%     1 -  13%
 June          4        3 - 75%    0 -  0%     1 -  25%     0 -   0%
 July          4        1 - 25%    1 - 25%     2 -  50%     0 -   0%
 August        8        3 - 38%    1 - 13%     1 -  13%     3 -  38%
 September    10        4 - 40%    2 - 20%     2 -  20%     2 -  20%
 October       4        1 - 25%    0 -  0%     2 -  50%     1 -  25%
 November      7        3 - 43%    2 - 29%     1 -  14%     1 -  14%
 December     10        3 - 30%    0 -  0%     4 -  40%     3 -  30%
                         
              88       25 - 28%   22 - 25%    28 -  32%    13 -  15% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (2009)  
                               
 

 Appeals received                    17
 Decisions issued                    17 
 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY RESULT        
 Affirmed*                          13 - 76%
 Reversed                            3 - 18%   
 Remand                              1 -  6%
 
* Affirmances may include commission affirmances of 
  ALJ dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (2009) 
2009 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS 
                
 Total UI Court Decisions               89 
      Circuit Court                           83  
      Court of Appeals                         5  
      Supreme Court                            1 
      Circuit Court Decisions           83
 
            Affirmed LIRC                     41 - 49%
            Reversed LIRC                      2 -  2%
            Remand to LIRC                     3 -  3%
            Dismissed                         37 - 45%
      Court of Appeals Decisions         5 
    
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC   3 -  60%
            Dismissed                           2 -  40%
      Supreme Court Decisions            1
    
            Petition denied                     1 - 100%
 
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2009 --  UI EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("STATUS") 
         COURT DECISIONS 
 Total Employer Tax or Liability Court Decisions   5 
           Circuit Court                               5 
      Circuit Court Decisions         5
 
           Affirmed LIRC                        2 -  40%
           Remanded to LIRC                     1 -  20% 
           Dismissed                            2 -  40%
 
 
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2009 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS
 Total WC Court Decisions               48   
      Circuit Court                           36 
      Court of Appeals                        10 
      Supreme Court                            2
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           36

            Affirmed LIRC                     27 - 75%
            Reversed                           2 -  6%
            Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part        1 -  3%
            Remand                             3 -  8%
            Dismissed                          3 -  8%
                          
                     
      Court of Appeals Decisions        10        

            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        8 - 80%
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        1 - 10%
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        1 - 10%
                         
                     
      Supreme Court Decisions            2        

            Petition Denied                    2 - 100%
        
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2009 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS 
 Total ER Court Decisions         16     
      Circuit Court                     14  
      Court of Appeals                   1  
      Supreme Court                      1  

                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           14  

            Affirmed LIRC                      9 - 64%
            Dismissed                          3 - 21%
            Reversed/Remanded                  1 -  7%
            Settled                            1 -  7%
      Court of Appeals Decisions         1  
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        1 - 100%
      Supreme Court                      1  

            Petition Denied                    1 - 100%
 
           
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GENERAL (2009) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                              ALJ Decisions  Appeals 
 Program                          Issued     to LIRC    (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE           23,978     3,135      13%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES     239        17       7%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION                631       251      40%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                        330*      118      36%
*Includes Fair Employment and Public Accommodation cases.
 Housing and Family & Medical Leave cases are not appealable
 to LIRC.        
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 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - 
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE 
         Appeals     Decisions      Appeals     
        Received        Issued     to Court     %  
                     
 1989      2,194         1,916          87     4.6%
 1990      2,880         2,633          42     1.6%
 1991      3,286         3,250          76     2.3%
 1992      3,426         3,194          83     2.6%
 1993      3,582         3,656          90     2.5%
 1994      3,098         3,346          74     2.2%
 1995      2,509         2,704          77     2.9%
 1996      2,466         2,413          53     2.2%
 1997      2,427         2,316          60     2.6%
 1998      2,378         2,363          48     2.0%
 1999      2,152         2,243          40     1.8%
 2000      2,034         2,054          50     2.4%
 2001      2,462         2,383          49     2.1%
 2002      3,133         2,806          65     2.3%
 2003      3,985         3,200          57     1.8%
 2004      3,473         4,327          58     1.3%
 2005      2,613         2,845          84     3.0%
 2006      2,305         2,303          71     3.1%
 2007      2,313         2,251          47     2.1%
 2008      2,475         2,473          60     2.4%
 2009      3,135         2,680          92     3.4%

 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - 
 STATUS (EMPLOYER  TAX OR LIABILITY)
          Appeals   Decisions       Appeals     
         Received      Issued      to Court     %
                     
 1989        100          118          29     25%
 1990         78           82          15     18%
 1991         91           78          11     14%
 1992        114           93          18     19%
 1993        105          114          26     23%
 1994         96          132          24     18%
 1995         49           62          10     16%
 1996         33           42           7     17%
 1997         24           24           1      4%
 1998         24           27           4     15%
 1999         39           35           5     14%
 2000         22           31           0      0%
 2001         28           35           3      9%
 2002         17           17           3     18%
 2003         17           30           3     10%
 2004         22           19           3     16%
 2005         17           29           4     14%
 2006         20           17           5     29%
 2007         36           30           5     17%
 2008         18           31           4     13%
 2009         17           17           5     29%

 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - 
 WORKERS COMPENSATION 
         Appeals    Decisions      Appeals          
        Received       Issued     to Court      %
                     
 1989        543          485          97     20%
 1990        587          478          84     18%
 1991        620          625          87     14%
 1992        655          685         134     20%
 1993        587          571         119     21%
 1994        502          669         143     21%
 1995        502          495          97     20%
 1996        559          553          91     16%
 1997        502          493          85     17%
 1998        491          495          73     15%
 1999        406          483          93     19%
 2000        412          405          60     15%
 2001        388          399          56     14%
 2002        413          379          55     15%
 2003        346          337          54     16%
 2004        361          332          55     17%
 2005        290          455          76     17%
 2006        250          282          37     13%
 2007        304          263          38     14%
 2008        275          306          60     20%
 2009        251          253          42     17%

 


 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - EQUAL RIGHTS 
         Appeals    Decisions      Appeals         
        Received       Issued     to Court      %
                     
 1989         78           71          19     27%
 1990        128           92          14     15%
 1991        121          119          18     15%
 1992        103          113          22     19%
 1993        116          115          28     24%
 1994        136          152          25     16%
 1995        145          148          32     22%
 1996        102          131          23     18%
 1997        145          119          16     13%
 1998         96           98          16     16%
 1999         79           88          15     17%
 2000        119           91          13     14%
 2001         89          112          15     13%
 2002         97           74          18     24%
 2003        120          108          16     15%
 2004         97          101          24     24%
 2005        104          144          23     16%
 2006         96           91          17     19%
 2007        101           85          12     14%
 2008         96          101          16     16%
 2009        118           88          10     11%
 
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