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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 2011

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 2011. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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2011 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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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (2011)     
(1) 2011 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
            Appeals     Decisions               
            Filed        Issued               
                     
 January     393          323               
 February    347          447               
 March       383          481               
 April       333          152               
 May         362          156               
 June        337          249               
 July        253          186               
 August      297          301               
 September   307          370               
 October     317          234               
 November    267          246               
 December    262          229               
                     
 Year      3,858        3,374       1,084* cases  
                                    pending at
             321/mo.     281/mo.    end of year
*Includes all programs (UCFX, EB, EUC, etc.) but not multi-claimant cases
 
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(2) 2011 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       2,465                     
 Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant 195/2,465     7.9%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         904                      
 Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant    81/904     9.0%
                          
Total Department Appeals        5                      
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant     1/5    20%
                          
                          
 73% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 27% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 less than 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development
         
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(3) 2011 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions    within         within          Over 
           Issued      45 Days        75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     323        34 - 11%      220 - 68%      103 - 32%
 February    447       145 - 32%      383 - 86%       64 - 14%
 March       481       146 - 30%      374 - 78%      107 - 22%
 April       152        94 - 62%      120 - 79%       32 - 21%
 May         156        19 - 12%       52 - 33%      104 - 67%
 June        249        17 -  7%       33 - 13%      216 - 87%
 July        186        19 - 10%       30 - 16%      156 - 84%
 August      301        24 -  8%       39 - 13%      262 - 87%
 September   370        31 -  8%       70 - 19%      300 - 81%
 October     234        17 -  7%       47 - 20%      187 - 80%
 November    246         8 -  3%       13 -  5%      233 - 95%
 December    229        11 -  5%       15 -  7%      214 - 93%
                          
 Year      3,374       565 - 17%    1,396 - 41%    1,978 - 59%
 
 
U. S. Department of Labor "time lapse" standard, effective
April 1, 2008, is for average age of pending cases not to exceed
40 days.
    2011 - UI CASE AGING STATISTICS                                            
                
                   Average age of     Median      
                   pending cases  
 
 January                 36             33          
 February                36             32
 March                   30             24          
 April                   40             37          
 May                     48             43          
 June                    54             51
 July                    66             66          
 August                  70             65          
 September               68             59          
 October                 69             60          
 November                68             61          
 December                69             68          
             
 Yearly Average          55             50
 
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (2011)
(1) 2011 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                                                  
                Appeals           Decisions   
                Received           Issued      
             
 January          13                19          
 February         19                21
 March            13                33          
 April            14                 8
 May              10                22          
 June             20                13
 July             15                10          
 August           22                11          
 September        18                22          
 October          13                15          
 November         16                20          
 December         12                14          
             
 Total           185               208         61 Pending at
                                                  End of Year
                  15/mo.            17/mo.     
 
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(2) 2011 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
 
TOTAL APPEALS                         208
Total Applicant Appeals                94 (45% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)     51/94    -   54%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      7/94    -    7%
      Reversed                              15/94    -   16%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise      7/94    -    7%
      Dismissed/late petition                2/94    -    2%
      Remand for New Findings & Order        1/94    -    1%
      Dismissed/no jurisdiction             10/94    -   11%
      Remand/Other                           1/94    -    1%
Total Respondent Appeals               98  (47% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)     66/98   -   67%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      6/98   -    6%
      Reversed                               4/98   -    4%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise     13/98   -   13%
      Remand/Other                           2/98   -    2%
      Petition Withdrawn                     5/98   -    5%
      Remand for New Findings & Order        2/98   -    2%
Applicant & Respondent Combined Appeals        16  (8% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)      5/16    -   31%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      5/16    -   31%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise      5/16    -   31%
      Petition Withdrawn                     1/16    -    6%
NOTE: Because percentages are rounded some totals may exceed 100%                  
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EQUAL RIGHTS (2011)                    
(1) 2011 - NUMBER OF ER APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
              Appeals        Decisions        
              Received       Issued           
                        
 January         13              3          
 February         9             12          
 March            6              8          
 April            3              8          
 May             12             10          
 June             1             14          
 July             3              8          
 August           7             13          
 September        8              7          
 October         12             11          
 November        10              7          Pending        
 December         7              5         End of Year        
                                
                 91            106            123
                                     
                  8/mo.          9/mo.        
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(2) 2011 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                          Number      (%)
    Affirmed                                 74       70%    
    Modified                                  5        5%    
    Reversed                                 10        9%
    Remanded                                  5        5%    
    Dismissed (late petition)                 7        7% 
    Settled/Withdrawn                         5        5%
    Total                                   106
    (Note: Because percentages are rounded, total exceeds 100%) 
Results:
59% of all decisions issued found no discrimination 
 8% of all decisions issued found discrimination 
33% of all decisions were settlements, withdrawals, 
    dismissals, or procedural decisions where no 
    determination of discrimination was made by the 
    commission. 
 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT  
  
  Retaliation              30
  Race                     25
  Handicap/Disability      25
  Sex                      21
  Age                      19
  Arrest/Conviction        14
  Color                     8
  National Origin           4
  Sexual Orientation        4
  Religion                  2
  Creed                     2
  Ancestry                  1
  Marital Status            1   
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION        2
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION    1  
Failure to State a Claim    1
  
Some complaints involve more than one issue.)
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(3) 2011 - 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       3        1 - 33%    1 - 33%     0 -   0%     1 -  33%
 February     12        4 - 33%    1 -  8%     0 -   0%     7 -  58%
 March         8        5 - 63%    1 - 13%     0 -   0%     2 -  25%
 April         8        2 - 25%    2 - 25%     0 -   0%     4 -  50%
 May          10        0 -  0%    0 -  0%     2 -  20%     8 -  80%
 June         14        1 -  7%    4 - 29%     1 -   7%     8 -  57%
 July          8        2 - 25%    0 -  0%     0 -   0%     6 -  75%
 August       13        2 - 15%    1 -  8%     2 -  15%     8 -  62%
 September     7        0 -  0%    0 -  0%     2 -  29%     5 -  71%
 October      11        0 -  0%    1 -  9%     2 -  18%     8 -  73%
 November      7        2 - 29%    1 - 14%     0 -   0%     4 -  57%
 December      5        0 -  0%    0 -  0%     1 -  20%     4 -  80%
                         
             106       19 - 18%   12 - 11%    10 -   9%    65 -  61% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (2011)  
                               
 

 Appeals received                     8
 Decisions issued                    10 
 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY RESULT        
 Affirmed*                           8 - 80%
 Reversed                            0 -  0% 
 Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part         0 -  0%  
 Remand                              2 - 20%  
 Dismissed                           0 -  0%  
 Withdrawn                           0 -  0%
 
* Affirmances may include commission affirmances of 
  ALJ dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (2011) 
2011 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS 
                
 Total UI Court Decisions              126 
      Circuit Court                          115  
      Court of Appeals                         9  
      Supreme Court                            2 
      Circuit Court Decisions          115
 
            Affirmed LIRC                     60 - 52%
            Reversed LIRC                      5 -  4%
            Remand to LIRC                     1 -  1%
            Dismissed                         49 - 43%
      Court of Appeals Decisions         9 
    
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC   2 -  22%
            Affirmed/Other                      2 -  22%
            Dismissed                           5 -  56%
      Supreme Court Decisions            2
    
            Petition denied                     2 - 100%
 
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2011 --  UI EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("STATUS") 
         COURT DECISIONS 
 Total Employer Tax or Liability Court Decisions   2 
           Circuit Court                               1
           Court of Appeals                            0
           Supreme Court                               1
      Circuit Court Decisions         1
 
           Dismissed                            1 -  100%
      Court of Appeals Decisions      0
      Supreme Court Decisions         1
 
           Petition denied                      1 - 100%
 
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2011 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS
 Total WC Court Decisions               39   
      Circuit Court                           27 
      Court of Appeals                        11 
      Supreme Court                            1
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           27

            Affirmed LIRC                     23 - 85%
            Reversed LIRC                      1 -  4%
            Set Aside and Remand               1 -  4%
            Reversed LIRC                      2 -  7%
                          
                     
      Court of Appeals Decisions        11        

            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        9 - 82%
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        2 - 18%
                     
      Supreme Court Decisions            1        

            Aff'd Ct.App., Rev'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC*       1 - 100%
        
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2011 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS 
 Total ER Court Decisions        19     
      Circuit Court                     17  
      Court of Appeals                   2  
      Supreme Court                      0  

                     
      Circuit Court Decisions          17  

            Affirmed LIRC                      9 - 53%
            Dismissed                          5 - 29%
            Stipulation/Voluntary Dismissal    3 - 18%
      Court of Appeals Decisions        2  
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        2 - 100%
      Supreme Court Decisions           0  
 
           
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GENERAL (2011) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                              ALJ Decisions  Appeals 
 Program                          Issued     to LIRC    (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE           28,400     3,858      14%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES     149         8       5%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION                509       185      36%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                        341*       91      27%
*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%
 2010      3,524         3,576         130     3.6%
 2011      3,858         3,374         133     3.9%

 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%
 2010         15           16           2     13%
 2011          8           10           1     10%

 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%
 2010        238          236          37     16%
 2011        185          208          29     14%

 


 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%
 2010        122           88          15     17%
 2011         91          106          21     20%
 
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