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Unemployment Insurance (UI), Labor Law Training Topics

Unemployment Insurance

  • You Be the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Judge
    Reviews summaries typical of actual, contested UI cases, allowing the audience members to decide how they would rule if they were the Administrative Law Judge (Appeal Tribunal). Covers issues such as discharges, quits, suspensions due to physical restrictions, and other miscellaneous specialty areas. Cases are prepared and sessions are led by an experienced Appeal Tribunal.

  • Deciding Who is Eligible For Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits
    Provides an overview of the primary issues affecting employee eligibility and employer liability for UI benefits. Includes a discussion of quits, discharges, offers of work, work available, and how terms such as "able to work" and "available for work" are defined by UI. Offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about how and why UI benefits are paid.

  • Defining "Misconduct" and "Substantial Fault" under Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI)  Law
    Identifies the factors considered by UI staff, by the Labor and Industry Review Commission and by the courts to decide whether the actions of an employee amount to "misconduct" or "substantial fault," either of which can result in an employee's disqualification for UI benefits. Covers the statutory definition of "misconduct" and the legal standard for "substantial fault" benefit disqualifications.

  • Preparing for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Hearings
    Provides a basic introduction to the appeal process, including how to decide whether or not to appeal an initial eligibility determination, how to effectively prepare for a hearing to ensure that the necessary evidence is presented, and what to do if dissatisfied with the decision of an Appeal Tribunal.

  • Worker Misclassification
    Is a worker an employee or an independent contractor? Discusses the importance to an employer of correctly classifying employees as independent contractors; provides an overview of the tests in the Unemployment Insurance law that are used to determine if workers are employees or independent contractors; describes the worksite compliance investigation process; and provides a demonstration of the DWD website created to assist employers in correctly classifying their workers.

  • Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Law
    Provides information on how an employer establishes coverage for unemployment insurance, covered and excluded employment, taxability of wages, account reporting, unique reporting situations and business transfers. Offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about how and why UI taxes are established.

  • Reducing Worker Hours Through a Work-Share Program to Avoid Layoffs
    Retain trained staff in slow economic times by setting and establishing a percent reduction in hours to staff to avoid full layoffs of valued employees thus reducing the risks of losing those staff to other employment. Identify the advantages of a Work-Share program and learn how it can benefit both you and your employees during economic hardships.