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Unemployment Compensation Law Changes - Happy New Year?

Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Posted on December 9, 2013
Filed under Employment

Wisconsin employers will receive some relief from the employee-focused unemployment compensation law in Wisconsin after January 1. The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a new law which makes a number of changes to the unemployment compensation law affecting Wisconsin employers. A number of the changes relate to the definition of misconduct which will make it harder for employees to qualify for unemployment benefits if they engaged in inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

One of my colleagues prepared a detailed article about the law changes that will take effect on January 1. Read the article in our Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Newsletter.

Wisconsin employers should become familiar with these changes to better understand how to protect their interests and avoid a claim for unemployment benefits from a terminated employee. We can hope that this does mean a Happy New Year for Wisconsin employers.