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State Disqualification based on receipt of SSDI benefits

Wisconsin is one of very few states that disqualify UI claimants from receiving any UI benefits if they also receive any SSDI benefits. Wis. Stat. § 108.04(12)(f). Wisconsin does this by equating the UI standard of being "able and available" for work with the SSDI standard of being able to engage in "any substantial gainful activity." In fact, however, the two standards are not the same. Under current Social Security... more »

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Advancing the skills of systemically underserved communities

As many companies are so focused on meeting their own goals for production, sales, revenue, etc. that they are often unwilling to provide skill development/training to those who have no experience in their field, why not incentivize them to do so? What if there was a program developed for companies with high unemployment ratings to "earn back" a lower rating by providing skill development and training through their local... more »

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Employment trending idea

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As an Employer, I have had many Interviews with Unemployment Candidates and the biggest struggle is that they do not return for employment after we make a competitive offer. This has been the standard practice of these interviewees and it is quite frustrating because this is effecting all businesses. 

My idea is that the Unemployment Office offer a better 'Check and Balance' on these people that remain unemployed because... more »

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Allow return emails and feed back Edited

I do not have a printer nor a fax machine and have been quarantining so I am not able to send the conformation to view my medical records. Nor can I reply to the email because its not allowed.  Do y'all just not care cause a lot of us are starting to not give care about y'all. Will someone please let the people who need this information know about my issue since I am not able to.

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The Employer Is Not Always Being Honest But Usually Prevails trending idea

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I'm unemployment claims, the employers are dinged if they lose an unemployment case to their exemployees. This causes them to lie about the employee in order to win their case. I have seen this happen many times and I have heard countless stories from others which are the same. This needs to be rectified so people can survive financially while in-between jobs. Also, the unemployment case managers should not be trained... more »

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Temporary Employment Agencies should be dismantled

I feel the temporary employment agencies should be done away with. They don't help those that are looking for work find full time hired on employment. All of them require you to work for them for so many hours before you can hire into a company they place you with. a lot of people don't last long enough to get hired in a company, a lot of them get let go long before they even have a chance. And a lot of employers only... more »

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Re: idea

Adding  some Outright Immediately Granted safety net Program to Auto-file& receive unemployment  for those whom are The  unfortunate enough to have the following "issues", that administrators & general education HR departments of NYS:ED: (1)-, being a women, (2)-being older (but not old enough to retire,&Not wanting  or anle(financially), to leave because of COVID-19) issues and needs (3)-and lack of Administration not... more »

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Online Accounts & Special Case Claims Edited

I understand the UI system is setup to meet most case scenarios. However, some cases fall under special circumstances that cause undue hardship and stress through claim denials, delays in fund distributions, a lot of extra work/printing/postage sending denial and information notices via snail-mail, etc.; sometimes repeatedly and ongoing complications due to honest answers to questions flagging the application for review....... more »

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Accessibility of UI Programs

I would recommend that the Office of Disability Employment and Policy include a focus on accessibility with respect to UI systems, especially for individuals with disabilities, who are limited English proficient and who lack access to or ability to handle technology.  This should include ensuring that all notices are in plain language, multilingual and communicated in the individual's preferred method of communication... more »

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Unemployment Workers need to do their Jobs.

I feel that since the unemployment workers have been working at home they should have to work to get people unemployment without bias. there are many people that have filed for unemployment that have had their unemployment allowed but still have not received any payments, and if a person gives unemployment all the information they ask for there shouldn't be a hold up of benefits. Come on guys your getting a paycheck for... more »

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UI

Employer hiring for a position should not be able to report to D.O.L a candidate who refuses a job. Some of them out there hiring part time, minimum wage and not providing benefits (which part timers don't get). The cards need to be reshuffled. D.O.L needs to accompany the workers for better pay and benefits. People are having to work 3 jobs to make ends meet living the babies to  raise themselves. These babies most often... more »

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PUA

I have been trying to get PUA the entire time that the pandemic has started. I was working 7 days a week 14 hour days. My boss caught covid-19. I was laid off. I have a vehicle also. So even to this moment in time I've been suffering with no money sine the pandemic started. Ive called and emailed unemployment countless times. I get nothing. My claim is stuck in the UI with the status of pending. Feels like I've been thrown... more »

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Major fines on corporations discriminating against employees trending idea

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I am 61, Hispanic, and on a double transplant list, the company found out put me in short term disability,then sent me a termination letter and then lied to Unemploment and said that I voluntarily quit. I finally got approved for SSI disability for the month of September,but I had to jump through a lot of hoops and I am still waiting for unemployment to decide if I am going to get paid for the 17 weeks, I didn't receive... more »

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