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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 2013

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 2013. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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2013 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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[2010 Statistics] - [2011 Statistics] - [2012 Statistics]

 


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (2013)     
(1) 2013 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
            Appeals     Decisions               
            Filed        Issued               
                     
 January     277          333               
 February    255          473               
 March       258          166               
 April       254          229               
 May         234          157               
 June        191          165               
 July        205          270               
 August      184          188               
 September   249          292               
 October     246          260               
 November    206          252               
 December    181          148               
                     
 Year      2,740        2,933       426* cases  
                                    pending at
             228/mo.     244/mo.    end of year
*Includes all programs (UCFX, EB, EUC, etc.) but not multi-claimant cases
 
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(2) 2013 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       2,302                     
 Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant  230/2,302    10.0%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         629                      
 Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant     82/629     13%
                          
Total Department Appeals        2                      
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant      1/2     50%
                          
                          
 78% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 21% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 less than 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development

  LIRC RULINGS:
               Affirmed                          57%
               Modified & Affirmed               17%
               Affirmed in part/Reversed in part  1%
               Reversed                          10%
               Remanded                           7%
               Dismissed                          8%
               Withdrawn                          1% 
 
       NOTE:  Because percentages are rounded some totals may not equal 100%.    
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(3) 2013 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions    within         within          Over 
           Issued      45 Days        75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     333        84 - 25%      111 - 33%      222 - 67%
 February    473       137 - 29%      311 - 66%      162 - 34%
 March       166        43 - 26%      142 - 86%       24 - 14%
 April       229        74 - 32%      207 - 90%       22 - 10%
 May         157        18 - 11%      120 - 76%       37 - 24%
 June        165        20 - 12%       85 - 52%       80 - 48%
 July        270        11 -  4%      103 - 38%      167 - 62%
 August      188        22 - 12%       74 - 39%      114 - 61%
 September   292        23 -  8%      179 - 61%      113 - 39%
 October     260        66 - 25%      192 - 74%       68 - 26%
 November    252        47 - 19%      171 - 68%       81 - 32%
 December    148        51 - 34%      114 - 77%       34 - 23%
                          
 Year      2,933       596 - 20%    1,809 - 62%    1,124 - 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.
 
    2013 - UI CASE AGING STATISTICS                                            
                
                   Average age of     Median      
                   pending cases  
 
 January                 53             45          
 February                36             28
 March                   36             29          
 April                   41             34          
 May                     47             41          
 June                    51             48
 July                    47             41          
 August                  47             43          
 September               40             34          
 October                 41             36          
 November                37             32          
 December                43             39          
             
 Yearly Average          43             38
 
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (2013)
(1) 2013 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                                                  
                Appeals           Decisions   
                Received           Issued      
             
 January          15                17          
 February         15                14
 March            15                18          
 April            15                17
 May              14                 9          
 June             10                21
 July             13                17          
 August           16                11          
 September        10                16          
 October          17                 6          
 November         15                22          
 December         21                 9          
             
 Total           176               177         57 Pending at
                                                  End of Year
                  15/mo.            15/mo.     
 
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(2) 2013 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
 
TOTAL APPEALS                              177
Total Applicant Appeals                80   (45% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)      59/80    -   74%
      Reversed                                5/80    -    6%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise       6/80    -    8%
      Dismissed/late petition                 1/80    -    1%
      Remand for New Findings & Order         1/80    -    1%
      Dismissed/no jurisdiction               5/80    -    6%
      Petition withdrawn                      3/80    -    4%
Total Respondent Appeals               92  (52% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)     52/92   -   57%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part      5/92   -    5%
      Reversed                              10/92   -   11%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise     19/92   -   21%
      Petition Withdrawn                     1/92   -    1%
      Remand for New Findings & Order        5/92   -    5%
Applicant & Respondent Combined Appeals         5  (3% of all appeals)
      Affirmed (includes modifications)       1/5    -   20%
      Affirmed in part/Reversed in part       2/5    -   40%
      Remand for Approval of Compromise       2/5    -   40%
NOTE: Because percentages are rounded some totals may not equal 100%.                  
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EQUAL RIGHTS (2013)                    
(1) 2013 - NUMBER OF ER APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
              Appeals        Decisions        
              Received       Issued           
                        
 January          3              6          
 February         5              8          
 March            3              8          
 April            8             20          
 May              9             12          
 June             0             12          
 July            15             10          
 August          10              7          
 September        3              3          
 October          2             11          
 November         3              7          Pending        
 December         2              7         End of Year        
                                
                 63            111            58
                                     
                  5/mo.          9/mo.        
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(2) 2013 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                          Number      (%)
    Affirmed                                 37       33%    
    Modified & Affirmed                      49       44%    
    Reversed                                  5        5%
    Remanded                                  6        5%
    Dismissed (late petition; no juris.)      6        5% 
    Settled/Withdrawn                         8        7%
    Total                                   111
    (Note: Because percentages are rounded, total exceeds 100%) 
Results:
63% of all decisions issued found no discrimination 
14% of all decisions issued found discrimination 
23% of all decisions were settlements, withdrawals, 
    dismissals, or procedural decisions where no 
    determination of discrimination was made by the 
    commission. 
 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT  
  
  Retaliation              35
  Race                     24
  Handicap/Disability      25
  Age                      21
  Arrest/Conviction        18
  Sex                      18
  National Origin           6
  Color                     6
  Sexual Orientation        3
  Ancestry                  3
  Creed                     1
  Marital Status            1
  Military Service          1   
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION        1
  
Some complaints involve more than one issue.)
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(3) 2013 - 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       6        1 - 17%    1 - 17%     1 -  17%     3 -  50%
 February      8        3 - 38%    0 -  0%     1 -  13%     4 -  50%
 March         8        0 -  0%    1 - 13%     1 -  13%     6 -  75%
 April        20        2 - 10%    0 -  0%     1 -   5%    17 -  85%
 May          12        1 -  8%    0 -  0%     2 -  17%     9 -  75%
 June         12        1 -  8%    0 -  0%     1 -   8%    10 -  83%
 July         10        0 -  0%    0 -  0%     2 -  20%     8 -  80%
 August        7        1 - 14%    0 -  0%     2 -  29%     4 -  57%
 September     3        0 -  0%    1 - 33%     0 -   0%     2 -  67%
 October      11        2 - 18%    0 -  0%     2 -  18%     7 -  64%
 November      7        0 -  0%    1 - 14%     0 -   0%     6 -  86%
 December      7        0 -  0%    1 - 14%     4 -  57%     2 -  29%
                         
             111       11 - 10%    5 -  5%    17 -  15%    78 -  70% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (2013)  
                               
 

 Appeals received                    45
 Decisions issued                    33 
 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY RESULT        
 Affirmed*                           4 - 12%
 Modified & Affirmed*               13 - 39% 
 Reversed                            6 - 18% 
 Aff'd in part/Rev'd in part         3 -  9%  
 Remand                              4 - 12%  
 Dismissed                           2 -  6%  
 Withdrawn                           1 -  3%
 
* May include commission affirmances of 
  ALJ dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (2013) 
2013 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS 
                
 Total UI Court Decisions              140 
      Circuit Court                          130  
      Court of Appeals                        10  
      Supreme Court                            0 
      Circuit Court Decisions          130
 
            Affirmed LIRC                     70 - 54%
            Reversed LIRC                      1 -  1%
            Remand to LIRC                     2 -  2%
            Dismissed                         57 - 44%
      Court of Appeals Decisions        10 
    
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC   4 -  40%
            Affirmed Cir.Court Dismissal        5 -  50%
            Dismissed                           1 -  10%
      Supreme Court Decisions            0
    
            
 
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2013 --  UI EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("STATUS") 
         COURT DECISIONS 
 Total Employer Tax or Liability Court Decisions   1 
           Circuit Court                               1
           Court of Appeals                            0
           Supreme Court                               0
      Circuit Court Decisions         1
 
           Dismissed                            1 -  100%
      Court of Appeals Decisions      0
      Supreme Court Decisions         0
 
 
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2013 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS
 Total WC Court Decisions               34   
      Circuit Court                           21 
      Court of Appeals                        10 
      Supreme Court                            3
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           21

            Affirmed LIRC                     17 - 81%
            Affirmed in part/Reversed in part  1 -  5%
            Reversed LIRC                      1 -  5%
            Remand                             1 -  5%
            Dismissal                          1 -  5%
                          
                     
      Court of Appeals Decisions        10        

            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC       10 - 100%
                     
      Supreme Court Decisions            3        

            Aff'd Ct.App., Aff'd Cir.Court, Reversed LIRC    1 -  33%
            Petition Denied                                  2 -  67%
        
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2013 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS 
 Total ER Court Decisions        29     
      Circuit Court                     24  
      Court of Appeals                   5  
      Supreme Court                      0  

                     
      Circuit Court Decisions          24  

            Affirmed LIRC                     13 - 54%
            Dismissed                          6 - 25%
            Stipulation/Voluntary Dismissal    4 - 17%
            Remand                             1 -  4%
      Court of Appeals Decisions        5  
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC        3 -  60%
            Stipulation or Voluntary Dismissal 1 -  20%
            Dismissed                          1 -  20%
      Supreme Court Decisions           0  
 
           
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GENERAL (2013) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                              ALJ Decisions  Appeals 
 Program                          Issued     to LIRC    (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE           22,875     2,740      12%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES     617        45       7%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION                498       176      35%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                        204*       63      31%
*Includes Fair Employment, Health Care Worker Protection 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%
 2012      3,093         3,460         120     3.5%
 2013      2,740         2,933          97     3.3%

 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%
 2012         34           34           2      6%
 2013         45           33           3      9%

 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%
 2012        200          204          26     13%
 2013        176          177          31     18%

 


 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%
 2012         91           99          16     16%
 2013         63          111          18     16%
 
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