Notice of Meeting

Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

Date:  Monday, June 12, 2017
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place:  Department of Workforce Development
GEF-1 Building
Room F305
201 East Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

Agenda Items and Tentative Schedule

  1. Call to Order and Introductions
  2. Approval of Minutes of the May 23, 2017 Council Meeting
  3. Report on the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund
  4. Department Update
  5. Update on Court Cases
    • DWD v. LIRC, Valarie Beres & Mequon Jewish Campus, Inc.
  6. Update on Legislation
    • Budget Bill (SB30 / AB64)
    • Mobility Grant Study (AB243)
    • Work Search Waiver (SB83 / AB131)
  7. Department Proposals For Agreed Bill Pending Action
    • D17-03 – Assessment for Failure to Produce Records
    • D17-06 – Standard of Proof in Unemployment Insurance Law Cases
  8. Labor Proposals For Agreed Bill Pending Action
    • L17-01 – Increase the Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate by $10 in 2018 and by $10 in 2019
    • L17-02 – Amend the Trigger for Schedule D to $1.8 Billion
    • L17-03 – Increase the Taxable Wage Base to $16,500 in 2019 and Index in Future
  9. Management Proposals For Agreed Bill Pending Action
    • M17-01 – Repeal the Quit Exception in Wis. Stat. § 108.04(7)(e)
    • M17-02 – State and Federal Holidays are not Working Days for Partial Benefits if the Employer is Closed
    • M17-03 – Reduce the Maximum Number of Benefit Weeks Based on the Unemployment Rate: 22 Weeks when the Unemployment Rate is below 7%; 18 Weeks when the Unemployment Rate is below 5%
    • M17-04 – Amend Definitions of Misconduct and Substantial Fault
  10. Timeline of Agreed Bill/Future Meeting Dates
  11. Agenda Items for June 28, 2017 Meeting
  12. Adjourn


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