Benefits During Layoffs


  1. Plant shutdown-compulsory vacation bargained under a union contract (102.43(8)(b)).
  2. Plant shutdown for any other reason (lack of work, fire, plant closes)(80.47).
    1. Compulsory Vacation Shutdown

      If receiving TPD prior to the plant shutdown for compulsory vacation, use the employee's earnings from the week prior to the plant shutdown to calculate continued TPD.

    2. Plant shutdown for other reasons
      • If the employee is unable to work, TTD continues.
      • If the employee finds work elsewhere, TPD may be due if the employee is still in a healing period and the weekly earnings are less than those earned at the time of injury.
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