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Audit cites problems leading to unemployment payment delays

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development was responsible for 11 of the 13 weeks it took, on average, to process unemployment claims filed since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to an audit released Monday. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau report looked at a sample of nearly 270 people who had filed claims between March 15 and ...

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Hearing to focus on state’s handling of unemployment claims

Wisconsin has a new system in place to speed up the payment of $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits, the head of the state Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday, before a legislative hearing to examine how the state has handled claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Program to help workers during pandemic sees spike in use

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A program in Wisconsin designed to help small companies retain workers during slow business periods has taken off after changes were made in response to the coronavirus pandemic to allow more employees to qualify. Since mid-March, more than 14,000 workers have signed up to receive partial unemployment benefits funded by the ...

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Laid-off workers could be looking at stricter jobless-benefits rules

Stricter rules for those collecting jobless benefits could soon be coming down the road. The state Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform held a public hearing this week on a bill that would make it easier for the state’s Department of Workforce Development to collect debt related to jobless benefits and add more ways for claimants to be disqualified from receiving ...

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