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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 1997 

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 1997. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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1997 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 (1997)     
(1) 1997 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
           Appeals     Decisions               
           Filed          Issued               
                     
 January    200          212               
 February   232          212               
 March      208          221               
 April      230          160               
 May        234          233               
 June       157          179               
 July       201          183               
 August     181          217               
 September  219          191               
 October    212          196               
 November   185          125               
 December   168          187               
                     
            2,427        2,316      665 cases 
                                    pending at
            202 /mo.     193/mo.    end of year
 
 
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(2) 1997 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       1,583                     
  Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant 56/1,583  3.5%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         709   
  Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant 88/709   12.4%
                          
Total Department Appeals        24             
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant 13/24   54.2%
                          
                          
 68% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 31% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development
(formerly the Dept. of Industry, Labor & Human Relations) 
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(3) 1997 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS 
        (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions                                  Over 
           Issued     45 Days         75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     212       95 - 45%*      176 - 83%*      36 - 17%
 February    212       82 - 39%       178 - 84%*      34 - 16%
 March       221      129 - 58%*      183 - 83%*      38 - 17%
 April       160       94 - 59%*      143 - 89%*      17 - 11%
 May         233      130 - 56%*      193 - 83%*      40 - 17%
 June        179      104 - 58%*      146 - 82%*      33 - 18%
 July        183       77 - 42%*      148 - 81%*      35 - 10%
 August      217      100 - 46%*      151 - 70%       66 - 30%
 September   191       79 - 41%*      143 - 75%       48 - 25%
 October     196       95 - 48%*      146 - 74%       50 - 26% 
 November    125       46 - 37%        94 - 75%       31 - 25%
 December    187       83 - 44%*      153 - 82%*      34 - 18%
                          
           2,316    1,114 - 48%*    1,854 - 80%*     462 - 20% 
                          
                          
 *MEETS DOL-ETA DESIRED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT
(40% IN 45 DAYS, 80% IN 75 DAYS)        
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (1997)
(1) 1997 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                          Files                   Pending
             Appeals     Received    Decisions   at End
             Received*   at LIRC     Issued      of Month**
             
 January       44          55          48          203
 February      36          34          56          183
 March         51          37          46          188
 April         37          52          31          194
 May           48          35          46          196
 June          38          48          27          207
 July          39          30          42          204
 August        46          52          47          203
 September     65          40          41          227
 October       30          59          31          226
 November      17          35          36          207
 December      51          42          43          215
             
 Total        502         509         494          
           
               42/mo.      43/mo.      41/mo.     
* "Appeals Received" is number of new appeals filed. 
** "Pending at End of Month" is number of new appeals filed
plus number of files on hand at LIRC.     
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(2) 1997 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
 
 Total Applicant Appeals     237  (48% of all appeals)
      Affirmed                  206/237    -    86.9% 
      Reversed                   17/237    -     7.2% 
      Modified*                  14/237    -     5.9% 
                     
 Total Respondent Appeals    201  (41% of all appeals) 
      Affirmed                  122/201    -    60.7% 
      Reversed                   42/201    -    20.9% 
      Modified*                  37/201    -    18.4%  
                     
 Other**                      55  (11% of all appeals)
                     
                     
 * Modified--New decisions with major changes in benefits 
received or changes in periods of disability. 
 ** Other--Dismissals, remands for new findings and order or 
approval of compromises, or withdrawal. 
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EQUAL RIGHTS (1997)                    
(1) 1997 - NUMBER OF APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
           Appeals     Decisions   Pending     
           Received    Issued      End of Month     
                     
 January      12           7          28     
 February      5          10          23     
 March         9           4          28     
 April        16          11          33     
 May          12          11          35     
 June         12          14          32     
 July         18          17          33     
 August        5          12          26     
 September    16           7          35     
 October      16           9          42     
 November     12           9          45     
 December     12           8          49     
                     
             145         119          49     
                     
           12/mo.         10/mo.     
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(2) 1997 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                 Number        (%)
    Affirmance Decisions             93        78%     
    Dismissals                        9         8%     
    Settled/Withdrawn                 8         7%     
    Reversal Decisions                4         3%     
    Remand                            3         3%     
    Reverse & Remand                  2         2%     
    Total                           119
Result                           Number       (%)
    No Discrimination               75        63%     
    Discrimination                  10         8%     
    Settled/withdrawn/other*        34        29%
    Total                          119
*Settlements, withdrawals, dismissals, or procedural decisions
where no determination of discrimination was made. 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT-  
    
  Sex                     32   
  Race                    27 
  Handicap                23   
  Age                     22
  Retaliation             21 
  Arrest/Conviction        8   
  Marital Status           4   
  Color                    4   
  Creed                    4   
  National Origin          3   
  Remedy/Fees              1   
  Sexual Orientation       1   
  Use of Lawful Products   1 
 PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS     8         
 (Some complaints involve more than one issue.)  
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(3) 1997 - ER TIME LAPSE STATISTICS 
        (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
              Total                              
              Decisions  Within     Within      Over  
              Issued     90 Days    180 Days    180 Days 
                          
 January       7         0 - 0%     1 - 14%     6 - 86%   
 February     10         5 - 50%    1 - 10%     4 - 40% 
 March         4         2 - 50%    2 - 50%     0 -  0% 
 April        11         1 - 9%     3 - 27%     7 - 64% 
 May          11         1 - 9%     2 - 18%     8 - 73%  
 June         14         5 - 36%    3 - 21%     6 - 43% 
 July         17         7 - 41%    2 - 12%     8 - 47% 
 August       12         3 - 25%    3 - 25%     6 - 50% 
 September     7         1 - 14%    2 - 29%     4 - 57% 
 October       9         3 - 33%    2 - 22%     4 - 44%  
 November      9         2 - 22%    5 - 56%     2 - 22%  
 December      8         0 - 0%     4 - 50%     4 - 50%  
                          
             119        30 - 25%   30 - 25%    59 - 50% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (1997) 
                               
 
 Case pending at beginning of year    8
 Appeals received                    24
 Decisions issued                    24
 Case pending at end of year          8 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY TYPE                     
 Affirmed*                          17 - 71%  
 Withdrawn                           5 - 21%  
 Dismissed/late appeal               1 -  4%  
 Remand                              1 -  4%  
 
 Total                              24
Of the 24 decisions issued, 6 (25%) were timeliness cases. 
* Affirmances may include commission affirmances of ALJ 
dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (1997) 
1997 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS
                
 Total UI Court Decisions         65     
      Circuit Court                     53     
      Court of Appeals                   7     
      Supreme Court                      5     
      Circuit Court Decisions           53     
            Affirmed LIRC                     35 - 66%     
            Dismissals                        17 - 32%     
            Remands                            1 - 2%     
      Court of Appeals Decisions         7     
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  3 - 43%     
            Reversed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  1 - 14%     
            Reversed Cir.Ct, Remanded to LIRC  2 - 29%     
            Withdrawn                          1 - 14%       
      Supreme Court                      1              
            Petition Denied                    1     
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1997 --  UI EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("STATUS") COURT DECISIONS
 Total Status Court Decisions      5     
      Circuit Court                      4     
      Court of Appeals                   1     
      Supreme Court                      0     
                
      Circuit Court Decisions            4     
            Affirmed LIRC                      1 - 25%
            Dismissed                          3 - 75%
                
      Court of Appeals Decisions         1     
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  1 - 100%
                
      Supreme Court Decisions            0     
 
 
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1997 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS 
 Total WC Court Decisions        103          
      Circuit Court                     75          
      Court of Appeals                  21          
      Supreme Court                      7          
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           75              
            Affirmed LIRC                     67 - 89%  
            Reversed LIRC                      3 - 4%   
            Split Finding*                     1 - 1%   
            Dismissals                         3 - 4%  
            Remands                            1 - 1%   
                     
      * Affirmed in part/reversed in part               
                     
      Court of Appeals Decisions        21              
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC       13 - 62%  
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        2 - 10%  
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        4 - 19%  
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Dism'd            1 - 5%   
            Dismissed                          1 - 5%  
      Supreme Court                      7            
            Aff'd Ct.App.,  Aff'd LIRC         1 - 14%
            Rev'd Ct.App.,  Aff'd LIRC       1 - 14%
            Voluntary Dismissal                1 - 14%
            Petition Denied                    4 - 57%
                     
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1997 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS          
 Total ER Court Decisions         24             
      Circuit Court                     17             
      Court of Appeals                   6             
      Supreme Court                      2             
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           17             
            Affirmed LIRC                     11 - 65% 
            Dismissals                         3 - 18% 
            Remand                             3 - 18% 
      Court of Appeals Decisions         6             
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  4 - 67% 
            Reverse Cir.Court, Affirm LIRC     2 - 33%             
      Supreme Court                      2             
            Petition denied                    1 - 50% 
            Rev'd Ct. App., Rev'd LIRC         1 - 50% 
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GENERAL (1997) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                            ALJ Decisions  Appeals        
 Program                        Issued     to LIRC     (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE         19,676     2,427       12%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES   270        24        9%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION            1,296*      502       39%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                      364**     145       40%
*Approximate number of Equal Rights decisions appealable to 
LIRC. Decisions  appealable include employment and public 
accommodation cases finding  discrimination, no discrimination,
no probable cause, and decisions which are administratively 
closed by the department(i.e., dismissal for failure to appear
at hearing, failure to respond to department correspondence, 
dismissal for lack  of jurisdiction, etc.) Fair Housing cases 
in which discrimination is alleged to  have occurred after 
9/92 and Family & Medical Leave decisions are not appealable 
to the Commission.                           
  
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COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
         Appeals     Decisions       Appeals     
        Received        Issued      to Court    %   
                     
 1986       2070          2156          83     4%
 1987       1953          2048          84     4%
 1988       1686          1692          75     4%
 1989       2194          1916          87     5%
 1990       2880          2633          42     2%
 1991       3286          3250          76     2%
 1992       3426          3194          83     3%
 1993       3582          3656          90     2%
 1994       3098          3346          74     2%
 1995       2509          2704          77     3%
 1996       2466          2413          53     2%
 1997       2427          2316          60     3%

 


 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - STATUS
          Appeals   Decisions       Appeals     
         Received      Issued      to Court     % 
                     
 1986        102          115          18     16%
 1987        139          118          24     20%
 1988        116          156          21     13%
 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%
                     

 


COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - WORKERS COMPENSATION 
      Appeals       Decisions       Appeals     
      Received         Issued      to Court     %
                     
 1986        381          401         120     30%
 1987        359          457         138     30%
 1988        468          389          86     22%
 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%

 


 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - EQUAL RIGHTS 
         Appeals    Decisions       Appeals     
        Received       Issued      to Court     %  
                     
 1986         85           76          17     22%
 1987         91          102          22     22%
 1988         79           95          20     21%
 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%
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