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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 2008

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 2008. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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[2000 Statistics] - [2001 Statistics] - [2002 Statistics] - [2003 Statistics] - [2004 Statistics]
[2005 Statistics] - [2006 Statistics] - [2007 Statistics] - [2009 Statistics] - [2010 Statistics]
[2011 Statistics] - [2012 Statistics] - [2013 Statistics]

2008 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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[2000 Statistics] - [2001 Statistics] - [2002 Statistics] - [2003 Statistics] - [2004 Statistics]
[2005 Statistics] - [2006 Statistics] - [2007 Statistics] - [2009 Statistics] - [2010 Statistics]
[2011 Statistics] - [2012 Statistics] - [2013 Statistics]

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (2008)     
(1) 2008 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
            Appeals     Decisions               
            Filed        Issued               
                     
 January     164          225               
 February    196          182               
 March       220          239               
 April       242          173               
 May         209          217               
 June        172          162               
 July        214          165               
 August      233          198               
 September   207          196               
 October     240          236               
 November    166          288               
 December    212          192               
                     
 Year      2,475        2,473       332 cases  
                                    pending at
             206/mo.     206/mo.    end of year
 
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(2) 2008 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       1,670                     
 Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant 159/1,670     9.5%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         777                      
 Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant    61/777     7.8%
                          
Total Department Appeals        26                      
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant   16/26    61.5%
                          
                          
 68% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 31% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development
         
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(3) 2008 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions   within        within          Over 
           Issued     45 Days       75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     225      139 - 62%     185 - 82%      40 - 18%
 February    182      120 - 66%     153 - 84%      29 - 16%
 March       239      136 - 57%     175 - 73%      64 - 27%
 April       173      137 - 79%     169 - 98%       4 -  2%
 May         217      115 - 53%     198 - 91%      19 -  9%
 June        162       84 - 52%     144 - 89%      18 - 11%
 July        165       76 - 46%     124 - 75%      41 - 25%
 August      198       41 - 21%     128 - 65%      70 - 35%
 September   196       94 - 48%     146 - 74%      50 - 26%
 October     236       91 - 39%     177 - 75%      59 - 25%
 November    288       78 - 27%     217 - 75%      71 - 25%
 December    192       71 - 37%     172 - 90%      20 - 10%
                          
 Year      2,473    1,182 - 48%   1,988 - 80%     485 - 20%
 
New U. S. Department of Labor "time lapse" standard, effective
April 1, 2008, is for average age of pending cases not to exceed
40 days.
    2008 - UI CASE AGING STATISTICS                                            
                
                   Average age of     Median      
                   pending cases  
 
 January                 42             36          
 February                42             24
 March                   27             20          
 April                   30             23          
 May                     31             26          
 June                    39             33
 July                    38             31          
 August                  35             30          
 September               38             34          
 October                 40             32          
 November                37             31          
 December                39             29          
             
 Yearly Average          37             29
 
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (2008)
(1) 2008 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                                                  
                Appeals           Decisions   
                Received           Issued      
             
 January          35                29          
 February         21                22
 March            23                26          
 April            26                26          
 May              20                31          
 June             15                22
 July             17                20          
 August           25                28          
 September        34                24          
 October          19                21          
 November         21                26          
 December         19                31          
             
 Total           275               306         86 Pending at
                                                  End of Year
                  23/mo.            26/mo.     
 
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(2) 2008 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
 
TOTAL APPEALS                         306
Total Applicant Appeals               146 (48% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)    84/146    -   58%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part    13/146    -    9%
      Reversed                             19/146    -   13%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise    15/146    -   10%
      Dismissed/late petition               5/146    -    3%
      Remand for New Findings & Order       4/146    -    3%
      Dismissed/no jurisdiction             4/146    -    3%
      Remand/Other                          1/146    -    1%
      Petition withdrawn                    1/146    -    1%
Total Respondent Appeals              145 (47% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)     98/145   -   68%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part     12/145   -    8%
      Reversed                              11/145   -    8%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise     19/145   -   13%
      Remand for New Findings & Order        2/145   -    1%
      Remand/Other                           1/145   -    1%
      Dismissed/late petition                1/145   -    1%
      Petition Withdrawn                     1/145   -    1%
Applicant & Respondent Appeals         15  (5% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)      7/15    -   47%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      4/15    -   27%
      Reversed                               2/15    -   13%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise      2/15    -   13%
                                      
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EQUAL RIGHTS (2008)                    
(1) 2008 - NUMBER OF ER APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
              Appeals        Decisions        
              Received       Issued           
                        
 January          6              2          
 February         6             16          
 March           10              8          
 April            8              9          
 May              5             13          
 June             7              7          
 July            11              8          
 August          11              9          
 September        8              9          
 October          5              9          
 November        10              4          Pending        
 December         9              7         End of Year        
                                
                 96            101            64
                                     
                  8/mo.          8/mo.        
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(2) 2008 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                          Number      (%)
    Affirmed                                 71       70%    
    Reversed                                  2        2%   
    Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part               1        1%   
    Reversed & Remanded                       8        8%
    Remanded                                  6        6%    
    Dismissed (late petition)                 6        6% 
    Settled/Withdrawn                         6        6%   
    Other (Relief only - new decision)        1        1% 
    Total                                   101
Results:
45% of all decisions issued found no discrimination 
 4% of all decisions issued found discrimination 
51% of all decisions were settlements, withdrawals, 
    dismissals, or procedural decisions where no 
    determination of discrimination was made by the 
    commission. 
 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT-  
  
  Retaliation              37
  Handicap/Disability      31
  Race                     26
  Sex                      20
  Age                      19
  Arrest/Conviction        17
  Color                     6
  National Origin           5
  Creed                     5
  Sexual Orientation        3
  Ancestry                  2
  Marital Status            1
  Religion                  1
  Relief only               1
  Use of lawful products    1
  Color of Child            1   
 (Some complaints involve more than one issue.)
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(3) 2008 - 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       2        1 - 50%    0 -  0%     1 -  50%     0 -   0%
 February     16        8 - 50%    1 -  6%     6 -  38%     1 -   6%
 March         8        1 - 13%    0 -  0%     5 -  63%     2 -  25%
 April         9        4 - 44%    1 - 11%     3 -  33%     1 -  11%
 May          13        3 - 23%    1 -  8%     8 -  62%     1 -   8%
 June          7        2 - 29%    1 - 14%     2 -  29%     2 -  29%
 July          8        4 - 50%    2 - 25%     1 -  13%     1 -  13%
 August        9        2 - 22%    0 -  0%     5 -  56%     2 -  22%
 September     9        5 - 56%    0 -  0%     3 -  33%     1 -  11%
 October       9        1 - 11%    1 - 11%     3 -  33%     4 -  44%
 November      4        0 -  0%    0 -  0%     3 -  75%     1 -  25%
 December      7        2 - 29%    0 -  0%     2 -  29%     3 -  43%
                         
             101       33 - 33%    7 -  7%    42 -  42%    19 -  19% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (2008)  
                               
 

 Appeals received                    18
 Decisions issued                    31 
 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY RESULT        
 Affirmed*                          19 - 61%
 Reversed                            4 - 13%
 Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part         1 -  3%   
 Remand                              6 - 19% 
 Dismissed                           1 -  3%
 
* Affirmances may include commission affirmances of 
  ALJ dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (2008) 
2008 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS 
                
 Total UI Court Decisions               59 
      Circuit Court                           55  
      Court of Appeals                         4 
      Circuit Court Decisions           55
 
            Affirmed LIRC                     30 - 55%
            Dismissed                         25 - 45%
      Court of Appeals Decisions         4 
    
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC   2 -  50%
            Dismissed                           2 -  50%
 
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2008 --  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                        1 -  20% 
           Reversed LIRC                        1 -  20%
           Remanded to LIRC                     2 -  40% 
           Dismissed                            1 -  20%
 
 
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2008 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS
 Total WC Court Decisions               41   
      Circuit Court                           33 
      Court of Appeals                         6 
      Supreme Court                            2
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           33

            Affirmed LIRC                     31 - 94%
            Reversed                           1 -  3%
            Dismissed                          1 -  3%
                          
                     
      Court of Appeals Decisions         6        

            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        5 - 83%
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        1 - 17%
                         
                     
      Supreme Court Decisions            2        

            Petition Denied                    2 - 100%
        
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2008 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS 
 Total ER Court Decisions         24     
      Circuit Court                     13  
      Court of Appeals                   9  
      Supreme Court                      2  

                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           13  

            Affirmed LIRC                      9 - 69%
            Dismissed                          2 - 15%
            Settled                            1 -  8%
            Voluntary Dismissal                1 -  8%
      Court of Appeals Decisions         9  
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        5 - 56%
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        1 - 11%
            Rev'd Cir.Court, Rev'd LIRC        1 - 11%
            Aff'd Cir.Court dismissal          1 - 11%
            Voluntary dismissal                1 - 11%
      Supreme Court                      2  

            Petition Denied                    2 - 100%
 
           
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GENERAL (2008) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                              ALJ Decisions  Appeals 
 Program                          Issued     to LIRC    (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE           19,676     2,475      13%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES     245        18       7%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION                856       275      32%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                        368*       96      26%
*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       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%
 1998       2378          2363          48     2%
 1999       2152          2243          40     2%
 2000       2034          2054          50     2%
 2001       2462          2383          49     2%
 2002       3133          2806          65     2%
 2003       3985          3200          57     2%
 2004       3473          4327          58     1%
 2005       2613          2845          84     3%
 2006       2305          2303          71     3%
 2007       2313          2251          47     2%
 2008       2475          2473          60     2%

 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%

 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%

 


 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%
 
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