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108.141(1)(f)4.a. a. The rate of insured unemployment for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks equaled or exceeded 120 percent of the average of such rates for the corresponding 13-week periods ending in each of the preceding 3 calendar years, and equaled or exceeded 5 percent; or
108.141(1)(f)4.b. b. The average rate of total unemployment, seasonally adjusted, as determined by the U.S. secretary of labor, for the period consisting of the most recent 3 months for which data for all states are published before the close of that week equals or exceeds 6.5 percent and equals or exceeds 110 percent of the average for any of the corresponding 3-month periods ending in the preceding 3 calendar years.
108.141(1)(g) (g) “Regular benefits" means benefits payable to an individual under this chapter or under any other state law, including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and to former military personnel pursuant to 5 USC ch. 85, other than extended benefits and additional benefits as defined in P.L. 91-373.
108.141(1)(h) (h) “State law" means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the U.S. secretary of labor under section 3304 of the internal revenue code.
108.141(1)(i) (i) “Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment" means the percentage determined by the department on the basis of its reports to the U.S. secretary of labor and according to the method or methods prescribed by applicable federal law or regulation.
108.141(1m) (1m)Suspension of extended benefits. Notwithstanding sub. (1), no extended benefits may be paid for any week of unemployment ending after January 27, 2009, unless benefits are payable for that week under P.L. 91-373, as amended, in this state. The governor may, by executive order, suspend the application of this subsection in order to allow for the payment of extended benefits as provided in this section during a period specified in the order. Any such suspension shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in the order and may be rescinded by similar order, which shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in that order.
108.141(2) (2)Effect of other provisions of this chapter. Except when the result would be inconsistent with the other provisions of this section, the provisions of this chapter which apply to claims for, or the payment of, regular benefits shall apply to claims for, and the payment of, extended benefits.
108.141(3) (3)Eligibility requirements for extended benefits. An individual shall be eligible to receive extended benefits with respect to any week of unemployment in his or her eligibility period only if:
108.141(3)(a) (a) The individual had base period wages equaling at least 40 times the individual's most recent weekly benefit rate;
108.141(3)(b) (b) The individual is an “exhaustee"; and
108.141(3)(c) (c) The individual is not disqualified and has satisfied those other requirements of this chapter for the payment of regular benefits that apply to individuals claiming extended benefits.
108.141(3g) (3g)Additional requirements for extended benefits.
108.141(3g)(a)1.1. If a claimant fails to provide sufficient evidence that his or her prospects for obtaining work in his or her customary occupation within a period of time not exceeding 4 weeks, beginning with the first week of eligibility for extended benefits, are good, this paragraph, rather than s. 108.04 (8), applies.
108.141(3g)(a)2. 2. A claimant who, during or after the first week following the week that the department notifies the claimant in writing of the requirements to apply for and accept suitable work, fails either to apply for suitable work when notified by a public employment office or to accept suitable work when offered is ineligible to receive extended benefits for the week in which the failure occurs and for each week thereafter until the claimant has again been employed during at least 4 subsequent weeks in employment or other work covered by the unemployment insurance law of any state or the federal government and earned wages for such work equal to at least 4 times his or her extended weekly benefit rate.
108.141(3g)(a)3. 3. Work is suitable within the meaning of subd. 2. if:
108.141(3g)(a)3.a. a. It is any work within the claimant's capabilities;
108.141(3g)(a)3.b. b. The gross average weekly remuneration for the work exceeds the claimant's weekly benefit rate plus any supplemental unemployment benefits, as defined in section 501 (c) (17) (D) of the internal revenue code, then payable to the claimant;
108.141(3g)(a)3.c. c. Wages for the work equal or exceed the higher of either the minimum wage provided by 29 USC 206, without regard to any exemption, or any state or local minimum wage; and
108.141(3g)(a)3.d. d. The offer of work to the claimant was in writing or the position was listed with a public employment office.
108.141(3g)(b) (b) The department's public employment offices shall refer extended benefit claimants to suitable work meeting the conditions prescribed in par. (a).
108.141(3g)(c) (c) A claimant shall make a systematic and sustained effort to obtain work and provide tangible evidence thereof to the department for each week for which the claimant files a claim for extended benefits. If a claimant fails to make the required effort to obtain work or to provide tangible evidence thereof, on a weekly basis, he or she is ineligible to receive extended benefits for the week in which the failure occurs and for each week thereafter until he or she has again been employed during at least 4 subsequent weeks in employment or other work covered by the unemployment insurance law of any state or the federal government and has earned wages for such work equal to at least 4 times his or her weekly extended benefit rate.
108.141(3g)(d) (d) Notwithstanding s. 108.04 (6) and (7), a claimant who was disqualified from receipt of benefits because of voluntarily terminating employment or incurring a disciplinary suspension for good cause is ineligible to receive extended benefits for the week in which the termination occurs or the suspension begins and for each week thereafter until he or she has again been employed during at least 4 subsequent weeks in employment or other work covered by the unemployment insurance law of any state or the federal government and earned wages for such work equal to at least 4 times his or her weekly extended benefit rate.
108.141(3g)(e) (e) Extended benefits shall not be denied under par. (a) 2. to a claimant for any week if the failure would not result in a denial of benefits under the law of the state governing eligibility for such benefits to the extent that the law is not inconsistent with this subsection.
108.141(3r) (3r)Limitation on interstate extended benefits.
108.141(3r)(a)(a) Extended benefits shall not be paid to any individual for a given week if the claim for such benefits is filed outside this state, under interstate claiming arrangements under s. 108.14 (8), unless an extended benefit period is in effect during that week in the state where the claim is filed.
108.141(3r)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply with respect to the first 2 weeks for which extended benefits would be payable except for that paragraph.
108.141(4) (4)Weekly extended benefit rate. The weekly extended benefit rate payable to an individual for a week of total unemployment is the same as the rate payable to the individual for regular benefits during his or her most recent benefit year as determined under s. 108.05 (1).
108.141(5) (5)Total extended benefit amount.
108.141(5)(a) (a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the total extended benefit amount payable to an eligible individual in his or her benefit year is the least of the following amounts:
108.141(5)(a)1. 1. Fifty percent of the total amount of regular benefits that were payable to the individual in the individual's most recent benefit year rounded down to the nearest dollar, including benefits canceled under s. 108.04 (5); or
108.141(5)(a)2. 2. Thirteen times the individual's weekly benefit amount.
108.141(5)(b) (b) The total extended benefit amount payable to an individual in his or her benefit year shall be reduced by the total amount of additional benefits paid or treated as paid under s. 108.142 for weeks of unemployment in the individual's benefit year that began prior to the beginning of the extended benefit period that is in effect in the week in which the individual first claims extended benefits.
108.141(5)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (b), effective with respect to weeks beginning in a high unemployment period, the total extended benefit amount payable to an individual in his or her benefit year is the least of the following amounts:
108.141(5)(c)1. 1. Eighty percent of the total amount of regular benefits that were payable to the individual in the individual's most recent benefit year rounded down to the nearest dollar, including benefits canceled under s. 108.04 (5); or
108.141(5)(c)2. 2. Twenty times the individual's weekly benefit amount.
108.141(6) (6)Publish indicators.
108.141(6)(a) (a) Whenever an extended benefit period is to become effective as a result of a Wisconsin “on" indicator, or an extended benefit period is to be terminated as a result of a Wisconsin “off" indicator, the secretary of workforce development shall publish it as a class 1 notice under ch. 985.
108.141(6)(b) (b) Computations required by sub. (1) (i) shall be made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the U.S. secretary of labor.
108.141(7) (7)Charges of benefits.
108.141(7)(a) (a) The department shall charge the state's share of each week of extended benefits to each employer's account in proportion to the employer's share of the total wages of the employee receiving the benefits in the employee's base period, except that if the employer is subject to the contribution requirements of ss. 108.17 and 108.18 the department shall charge the share of extended benefits to which s. 108.04 (1) (f), (5), (7) (a), (c), (cg), (e), (L), (q), (s), or (t), (7m) or (8) (a) or (b), 108.07 (3), (3r), or (5) (am) 2., or 108.133 (3) (f) applies to the fund's balancing account.
108.141(7)(b) (b) The department shall charge the full amount of extended benefits based on employment for a government unit to the account of the government unit, except that if s. 108.04 (5) or (7) applies and the government unit has elected contribution financing the department shall charge one-half of the government unit's share of the benefits to the fund's balancing account.
108.141(7)(c) (c) The department shall charge the full amount of extended benefits based upon employment for an Indian tribe to the account of the Indian tribe.
108.142 108.142 Wisconsin supplemental benefits.
108.142(1)(1)Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
108.142(1)(a) (a) “Wisconsin supplemental benefit period" means a period which:
108.142(1)(a)1. 1. Begins with the 3rd week after which there is a Wisconsin “on" indicator under this section, except that no Wisconsin supplemental benefit period may begin with any week during which there is an extended benefit period under s. 108.141 in effect, and that no Wisconsin supplemental benefit period may begin before the 14th week following the end of a prior Wisconsin supplemental benefit period; and
108.142(1)(a)2. 2. Ends with the week before any extended benefit period begins under s. 108.141, or with either of the following weeks, whichever occurs later:
108.142(1)(a)2.a. a. The 3rd week after the first week for which there is a Wisconsin “off" indicator under this section; or
108.142(1)(a)2.b. b. The 13th consecutive week of any period during which extended benefits under s. 108.141 or Wisconsin supplemental benefits in any combination have been payable.
108.142(1)(b) (b) There is a Wisconsin “on" indicator under this section for a week if the department determines that, for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted):
108.142(1)(b)1. 1. Equaled or exceeded 120 percent of the average of such rates for the corresponding 13-week period ending in each of the preceding 2 calendar years, and equaled or exceeded one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 1; or
108.142(1)(b)2. 2. Equaled or exceeded one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 2.
108.142(1)(c) (c) There is a Wisconsin “off" indicator under this section for a week if the department determines that, for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted):
108.142(1)(c)1. 1. Was less than one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 1. and less than 120 percent of the average of such rates for the corresponding 13-week period ending in each of the preceding 2 calendar years; and
108.142(1)(c)2. 2. Was less than one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 2.
108.142(1)(d) (d) “Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment" means the percentage of unemployment determined by the department on the basis of its reports to the U.S. secretary of labor and according to the method or methods prescribed by applicable federal law or regulation.
108.142(1)(e) (e) “Regular benefits" means benefits payable to an individual under this chapter or under any other state law, including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and to former military personnel pursuant to 5 USC ch. 85, other than extended benefits under s. 108.141 and federal supplemental compensation.
108.142(1)(f) (f) “Wisconsin supplemental benefits" means benefits payable to an individual under this section for weeks of unemployment in his or her eligibility period.
108.142(1)(g) (g) “Eligibility period" of an individual means the period consisting of the weeks in his or her benefit year which begin in a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period and, if the individual's benefit year ends within that Wisconsin supplemental benefit period, any weeks thereafter which begin in that period.
108.142(1)(h) (h) “Exhaustee" means an individual who, with respect to any week of unemployment in his or her eligibility period:
108.142(1)(h)1. 1. Has received, prior to that week, all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual under this chapter or any other state law, including dependents' allowances and benefits payable to federal civilian employees and former military personnel under 5 USC ch. 85, in the individual's current benefit year that includes that week or is precluded from receiving regular benefits by reason of the law of another state which meets the requirement of section 3304 (a) (7) of the internal revenue code or is precluded from receiving regular benefits by reason of a seasonal limitation in the law of another state. An individual is considered to have received all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual although as a result of a pending appeal under s. 108.09 or 108.10 the individual may subsequently be determined to be entitled to added regular benefits; or
108.142(1)(h)2. 2. His or her benefit year having expired in the Wisconsin supplemental benefit period and prior to that week, lacks base period wages on the basis of which he or she could establish a benefit year under s. 108.06; and
108.142(1)(h)3. 3. Has no right to unemployment benefits or allowances under the railroad unemployment insurance act or such other federal laws as are specified in regulations issued by the U.S. secretary of labor, and has not received and is not seeking unemployment benefits under the unemployment insurance law of Canada, but if the individual is seeking such benefits and the appropriate agency finally determines that he or she is not entitled to benefits under that law, the individual is an “exhaustee".
108.142(1)(i) (i) “State law" means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the U.S. secretary of labor under section 3304 of the internal revenue code.
108.142(1m) (1m)Suspension of Wisconsin supplemental benefits. Notwithstanding sub. (1), no Wisconsin supplemental benefits may be paid for any week of unemployment ending after January 27, 2009, during which additional federally funded benefits are payable in this state, unless the governor, by executive order, suspends the application of this subsection to allow payment of Wisconsin supplemental benefits as provided in this section during a period specified in the order. Any such suspension shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in the order and may be rescinded by similar order, which shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in that order.
108.142(2) (2)Effect of other provisions of this chapter. Except when the result would be inconsistent with the other provisions of this section, the provisions of this chapter which apply to claims for, or the payment of, regular benefits apply to claims for, and the payment of, Wisconsin supplemental benefits.
108.142(3) (3)Weekly Wisconsin supplemental benefit rate. The weekly Wisconsin supplemental benefit rate payable to an individual for a week of total unemployment is an amount equal to the amount determined under s. 108.05 (1).
108.142(4) (4)Duration of Wisconsin supplemental benefits. During a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period, no claimant may receive total benefits based on employment in a base period greater than 34 times the claimant's weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) or 40 percent of wages paid or payable to the claimant in his or her base period under s. 108.04 (4) (a), whichever is lower.
108.142(5) (5)Publish indicators. Whenever a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period is to become effective as a result of a Wisconsin “on" indicator under this section, or a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period is to be terminated as a result of a Wisconsin “off" indicator under this section, the secretary of workforce development shall publish it as a class 1 notice under ch. 985.
108.142(6) (6)Charges of benefits. Wisconsin supplemental benefits shall be charged in the same manner as provided for charging of regular benefits under s. 108.16 (2).
108.145 108.145 Disaster unemployment assistance. The department shall administer under s. 108.14 (9m) the distribution of disaster unemployment assistance to workers in this state who are not eligible for benefits whenever such assistance is made available by the president of the United States under 26 USC 5177 (a). In determining eligibility for assistance and the amount of assistance payable to any worker who was totally self-employed during the first 4 of the last 5 most recently completed quarters preceding the date on which the worker claims assistance, the department shall not reduce the assistance otherwise payable to the worker because the worker receives one or more payments under the social security act (42 USC 301 et seq.) for the same week that the worker qualifies for such assistance.
108.145 History History: 1993 a. 373.
108.15 108.15 Benefits for public employees.
108.15(1g)(1g)Definition. In this section, “state" includes all state constitutional offices, all branches of state government, all agencies, departments, boards, commissions, councils, committees, and all other parts or subdivisions of state government however organized or designated.
108.15(1r) (1r)Benefit payments. Benefits shall be payable from the fund to any public employee, if unemployed and otherwise eligible, based on employment by any government unit that is an employer covered by this chapter.
108.15(2) (2)Reimbursement financing. The state and every other government unit which is an employer subject to this chapter shall be subject to all its provisions except that, in lieu of contributions under ss. 108.17 and 108.18, it shall reimburse the fund for benefits charged to its account.
108.15(3) (3)Election of contribution financing. Any government unit other than the state may, in lieu of the reimbursement requirement of sub. (2), elect contribution financing under ss. 108.17 and 108.18 as of the beginning of any calendar year, subject to the following requirements:
108.15(3)(a) (a) The government unit shall file a written notice of election with the department before the beginning of that year or within 30 days after the department issues a determination that the government unit is subject to this chapter, whichever is later. An election under this subsection shall remain in effect for not less than 3 calendar years.
108.15(3)(b) (b) A government unit may thereafter terminate its election of contribution financing effective at the end of any calendar year by filing a written notice to that effect with the department before the close of such year.
108.15(3)(c) (c) No election or termination of election of contribution financing is effective if the government unit, at the time of filing notice of such election or termination of election, is delinquent under s. 108.22.
108.15(3)(d) (d) If a government unit elects contribution financing for any calendar year after the first calendar year it becomes newly subject to this chapter, it shall be liable to reimburse the fund for any benefits based on prior employment. If a government unit terminates its election of contribution financing, ss. 108.17 and 108.18 shall apply to employment in the prior calendar year, but after all benefits based on such prior employment have been charged to its contribution account any balance remaining in such account shall be transferred to the balancing account.
108.15(3)(e) (e) Each time a government unit elects or reelects contribution financing its initial contribution rate shall be 2.5 percent on its payroll for each of the first 3 calendar years in which such election or reelection is in effect. If a government unit terminates its election of contribution financing it may not reelect contribution financing within a period of 3 calendar years thereafter.
108.15(4) (4)Reimbursement accounts for government units.
108.15(4)(a)(a) For each government unit covered by this chapter which is liable for reimbursement to the fund, the fund's treasurer shall maintain a reimbursement “employer account", as a subaccount of the fund's balancing account.
108.15(4)(b) (b) Each government unit's reimbursement account shall be duly charged with any benefits based on work for such unit, and shall be duly credited with any reimbursement paid by or for it to the fund, and with any benefit overpayment from the account recovered by the department. Whenever the account of a government unit is credited with an overpayment under this paragraph, the department shall, at the close of any month, refund that amount to the government unit upon request, after deducting the amount of any reimbursements to the account of such government unit which have been billed but not paid.
108.15(4)(c) (c) Any government unit may at any time make payments into its reimbursement account in the fund.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 86 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 19, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 19, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-19-21)