Notice of Public Hearing
Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council
The Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the first in a series of hearings on the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Law. At the hearing Tuesday and those to follow, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the law and suggest improvements for the Council to consider in recommending changes to the Legislature. The first in a series of five public hearings will be held:
Place: Dane County Job Center
1819 Aberg Avenue, Ball Room
Madison, WI 53704
Date: May 20, 2008
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Issues the Council may address include: eligibility for unemployment benefit and who qualifies as an “employee” versus an “independent contractor,” benefit limits, programs for extended benefits, concerns of small employers and others such as seasonal and temporary employers, unemployment program funding, and the reporting quarterly wages and taxes electronically.
In recommending changes to the Legislature, the Council will consider changes to improve: fairness in outcomes for employers and employees, quality of the claims, tax and appeal processes, efficiency in administering the program, compliance and deterring unemployment fraud, and public understanding of the unemployment law.
The remaining public hearings will be held June 5 in Green Bay, July 25 in Milwaukee, September 9 in Wausau and October 2 in Spooner. More information on the time and location of these hearings can be found on the DWD web site at dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/uiac/pubhearings/2008.htm. A public notice will be issued prior to each hearing.
Persons who attend the hearing may address the Council or provide written comments. Anyone unable to attend can send comments to Council Chair Daniel J. LaRocque, P.O. Box 8942, Madison, WI 53708 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information regarding the hearings, call (608) 267-1405 or visit dwd.wisconsin.gov/uibola/uiac.