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Statistics on Appeals and Decisions -- 1998 

These statistics reflect case processing by LIRC in calendar year 1998. Persons with questions about the statistics in any of these categories are encouraged to contact LIRC.

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1998 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
[1995 Statistics] - [1996 Statistics] - [1997 Statistics] - [1999 Statistics] - [2000 Statistics]
[2001 Statistics] - [2002 Statistics] - [2003 Statistics] - [2004 Statistics] - [2005 Statistics]

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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (1998)     
(1) 1998 - NUMBER OF UI APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
            Appeals     Decisions               
            Filed          Issued               
                     
 January     173          181               
 February    197          209               
 March       209          212               
 April       202          199               
 May         195          246               
 June        212          169               
 July        211          190               
 August      217          178               
 September   197          184               
 October     194          178               
 November    172          191               
 December    199          226               
                     
           2,378       2,3636        692 cases  
                                    pending at
             198 /mo.     197/mo.    end of year
 
 
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(2) 1998 - UI DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT: 
Total Claimant Appeals       1,516                     
 Reversed in Favor of Claimant-Appellant  98/1,516  6.5%
                          
Total Employer Appeals         823                      
 Reversed in Favor of Employer-Appellant  52/823    6.3%
                          
Total Department Appeals        24                      
 Reversed in Favor of Department-Appellant  8/24   33.3%
                          
                          
 64% of LIRC appeals were by Claimants 
 35% of LIRC appeals were by Employers 
 1% of LIRC appeals were by Dept. of Workforce Development
         
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(3) 1998 - UI TIME LAPSE STATISTICS 
        (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
           Decisions                                  Over 
           Issued     45 Days         75 Days         75 Days
                          
 January     181       67 - 37%       109 - 60%       72 - 40%
 February    209       91 - 44%*      142 - 68%       67 - 32%
 March       212       80 - 38%       136 - 64%       76 - 36%
 April       199       86 - 43%*      154 - 77%       45 - 23%
 May         246      134 - 54%*      202 - 82%*      44 - 18%
 June        169       84 - 50%*      127 - 75%       42 - 25%
 July        190       86 - 45%*      157 - 83%*      33 - 17%
 August      178       88 - 49%*      145 - 81%*      33 - 19%
 September   184      103 - 56%*      144 - 78%       40 - 22%
 October     178      100 - 56%*      138 - 78%       40 - 22%
 November    191       84 - 44%*      149 - 78%       42 - 22%
 December    226       87 - 38%       140 - 62%       86 - 38%
                          
           2,363    1,090 - 46%*    1,743 - 74%      620 - 26%
                          
                          
 *MEETS DOL-ETA DESIRED LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT 
(40% IN 45 DAYS, 80% IN 75 DAYS)                         
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WORKERS COMPENSATION (1998)
(1) 1998 - NUMBER OF WC APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED: 
                          Files                   Pending
             Appeals     Received    Decisions   at End
             Received*   at LIRC     Issued      of Month**
             
 January       45          44          47          214
 February      39          35          59          194
 March         26          38          49          171
 April         55          28          48          178
 May           21          35          47          152
 June          55          55          40          167
 July          46          72          34          179
 August        35          19          37          177
 September     30          21          32          175
 October       44          35          39          180
 November      44          30          38          186
 December      51          66          25          212
             
 Total        491         478         495          212
           
               41/mo.      40/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) 1998 -- WC DECISIONS ISSUED BY TYPE OF APPELLANT:  
                     
Appeals decided on the merits:
     Applicant Appeals                238  (57% of appeals decided on the merits)
           Affirmed                      192/238    -    80.7% 
           Reversed                       34/238    -    14.3% 
           Modified*                      12/238    -     5.0% 
                     
     Respondent Appeals               172  (41% of appeals decided on the merits)
           Affirmed                      107/172     -     62.2% 
           Reversed                       33/172     -     19.2% 
           Modified*                      32/172     -     18.6% 
     Applicant AND Respondent Appeal   10  (2% of appeals decided on the merits)                
           Affirmed                        6/10     -     60% 
           Modified*                       4/10     -     40% 
     Total decided on merits:         420
Appeals remanded, dismissed, withdrawn:
     Remanded for:
        Approval of Compromise          24     -      5% of all appeals
        For New Findings & Order        17     -      3%     "
        Other                            5     -      1%     "
     Dismissed with Prejudice            3     -      1%     "
     Dismissed/No Jurisdiction           6     -      1%     "
     Dismissed/Late Petition            12     -      2%     "
     Petition Withdrawn                  8     -      2%     "
  
     Total other appeals:               75
Total appeals:
     Appeals decided on the merits:           420 
     Appeals remanded, dismissed, withdrawn:   75 
                                    Total:    495
    * Modified--New decisions with major changes in benefits
      received or changes in periods of disability. 

    
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EQUAL RIGHTS (1998)                    
(1) 1998 - NUMBER OF ER APPEALS FILED AND DECISIONS ISSUED:
                     
           Appeals     Decisions   Pending     
           Received    Issued      End of Month     
                     
 January      14          11          52     
 February      7           9          50     
 March         9           4          55     
 April         6          14          47     
 May           7           5          49     
 June          9           7          51     
 July          6           9          48     
 August        6           8          46     
 September     8           8          46     
 October      11           5          52     
 November      4          10          46     
 December      9           8          47     
                     
              96          98          47     
                     
            8/mo.          8/mo.     
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(2) 1998 - ER DECISIONS BY TYPE, RESULT, AND ISSUE:
Type of Decision                 Number        (%)
    Affirmance Decisions             72        73%     
    Dismissals                       10        10%     
    Settled/Withdrawn                 2         2%     
    Reversal Decisions                4         4%     
    Remand                            4         4%     
    Reverse & Remand                  5         5%
    Split/affirm in part-
          reverse in part             1         1%
    Total                            98
Results:
48% of all decisions found no discrimination 
12% of all decisions found discrimination 
40% of all decisions were settlements, withdrawals, 
    dismissals,or procedural decisions where no 
    determination of discrimination was made. 
Issue:           
EMPLOYMENT-  
    
  Race                    30
  Retaliation             28
  Handicap/Disability     25
  Sex                     25
  Age                     17
  Arrest/Conviction        9
  Marital Status           4
  Color                    3
  National Origin          2
  Ancestry                 2
PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS      2
No cause of action         2
 (Some complaints involve more than one issue.)
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(3) 1998 - ER TIME LAPSE STATISTICS 
      (TIME TAKEN TO ISSUE DECISIONS)
              Total                              
              Decisions  Within     Within      Over 
              Issued     90 Days    180 Days    180 Days
                          
 January      11         3 - 27%    4 - 36%     4 - 36%
 February      9         3 - 33%    4 - 44%     2 - 22%
 March         4         2 - 50%    1 - 25%     1 - 25%
 April        14         5 - 36%    4 - 29%     5 - 36%
 May           5         3 - 60%    0 -  0%     2 - 40%
 June          7         2 - 29%    1 - 14%     4 - 57%
 July          9         3 - 33%    0 -  0%     6 - 67%
 August        8         3 - 38%    0 -  0%     5 - 63%
 September     8         1 - 13%    1 - 13%     6 - 75%
 October       5         1 - 20%    0 -  0%     4 - 80%
 November     10         3 - 30%    1 - 10%     6 - 60%
 December      8         1 - 13%    2 - 25%     5 - 63%
                          
              98        30 - 31%   18 - 18%    50 - 51% 
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EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("Status") CASES (1998)  
                               
 

 Appeals received                    24
 Decisions issued                    27
 Case pending at end of year          5 
DECISIONS ISSUED, BY TYPE        
 Affirmed*                          20 - 74%
 Reversed                            2 -  7%
 Remand                              2 -  7%
 Split: Affirmed in part/
        reversed in part             1 -  4%
 Dismissed                           1 -  4%
 Withdrawn                           1 -  4%
 
Of the 27 decisions issued, 7 (26%) were timeliness cases. 
* Affirmances may include commission affirmances of ALJ
dismissals of late requests for hearing. 
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COURT STATISTICS (1998) 
1998 -- UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) COURT DECISIONS 
                
 Total UI Court Decisions               53 
      Circuit Court                           50  
      Court of Appeals                         3 
      Supreme Court                            0 

 

      Circuit Court Decisions           50 
            Affirmed LIRC                     34 - 68%
            Reversed LIRC                      2 -  4%
              (In favor of employee   1 - 50%)     
              (In favor of employer  1 - 50%)     
            Remand to LIRC                     1 -  2%
            Dismissals                        12 - 24%
            Withdrawn                          1 -  2%

 

      Court of Appeals Decisions         3     
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  1 - 33%
            Reversed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  1 - 33%
            Affirmed Other                     1 - 33%

 

      Supreme Court                      0              
   
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1998 --  UI EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY ("STATUS") 
         COURT DECISIONS 
 Total Status Court Decisions      2     
      Circuit Court                      0 
      Court of Appeals                   2 
      Supreme Court                      0 
                
      Circuit Court Decisions            0 
             
      Court of Appeals Decisions         2
            Affirmed Cir.Court, 
               Affirmed LIRC             2 - 100%
                
      Supreme Court Decisions            0 
 
 
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1998 -- WORKERS COMPENSATION COURT DECISIONS
 Total WC Court Decisions               98   
      Circuit Court                           73 
      Court of Appeals                        20 
      Supreme Court(incl. Petitions denied)    5 
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           73
            Affirmed LIRC                     54 - 74%
            Reversed LIRC                      5 -  7%
               (In favor of employee  3 - 60%)
               (In favor of employer 2 - 40%)
            Split Finding*                     1 -  1% 
            Remands                            2 -  3% 
            Dismissals                        11 - 15% 
                     
      * Affirmed in part/reversed in part       
                   
  
      Court of Appeals Decisions        20        
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Aff'd LIRC       18 - 90%
            Aff'd Cir.Court, Dism'd            1 -  5%
            Dismissed                          1 -  5% 

 

      Supreme Court                      5   
            Aff'd Ct.App., Cir.Ct.,LIRC        1 - 20%
            Petition Denied                    4 - 807%
                     
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1998 -- EQUAL RIGHTS COURT DECISIONS                     
 Total ER Court Decisions         26     
      Circuit Court                     16  
      Court of Appeals                   6  
      Supreme Court                      4  
                     
      Circuit Court Decisions           16  
            Affirmed LIRC                     10 - 63%
            Reversed LIRC                      3 - 19%
              (In favor of employee 2 - 67%)
              (In favor of employer 1 - 33%)
            Voluntary Dismissal                2 - 13% 
            Dismissal                          1 -  6% 

 

      Court of Appeals Decisions         6  
            Affirmed Cir.Court, Affirmed LIRC  4 - 67%
            Reverse Cir.Court, Affirm LIRC     1 - 17%
            Voluntary Dismissal                1 - 17% 

 

      Supreme Court                      2  
            Aff'd Ct.App., Cir.Ct.,LIRC        1 - 25%
            Petition denied                    3 - 75% 
           
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GENERAL (1998) 
APPEALS TO LIRC AS PERCENTAGE OF ALJ DECISIONS ISSUED 
                               ALJ Decisions Appeals 
 Program                          Issued     to LIRC    (%)
                     
 UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE           18,797     2,378      13%
                     
 EMPLOYER TAX OR LIABILITY CASES     300        24       8%
                     
 WORKERS COMPENSATION              1,177       491      42%
                     
 EQUAL RIGHTS                       286*        96      34%
*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     %  
                     
 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%
 1998       2378          2363          48     2%

 


 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - STATUS
          Appeals   Decisions       Appeals     
         Received      Issued      to Court     % 
                     
 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%
 1998         24           27           4     15%
                     

 


COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - 
WORKERS COMPENSATION 
       Appeals         Decisions    Appeals     
      Received         Issued      to Court     % 
                     
 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%
 1998        491          495          73     15%

 


 COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS AND PROGRAMS - EQUAL RIGHTS 
         Appeals    Decisions       Appeals     
        Received       Issued      to Court     %
                     
 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%
 1998         96           98          16     16%
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