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A complete Plain Language Summary (PDF) of Wisconsin Act 11
Benefits paid to claimants who quit employment for “compelling family reasons” are charged to the Wisconsin unemployment reserve fund but not to employer accounts. The changes first applied to separations from employment the week of May 24, 2009.
The provisions expanding eligibility for “compelling family reasons” and extended training were adopted to qualify Wisconsin for UI Modernization funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).