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Category: Employment

Unemployment Benefits under CARES

            On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) became law.  Among many provisions, the bill bolsters unemployment aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding both the aid available and range of people eligible for the aid. The full Act can […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Breaking it Down

During the early morning of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), after President Trump tweeted his support of the bill.  The United States Senate passed the bill on March 18, 2020, and President Trump signed the bill later that day.  It […]

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Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered

            Nearly 70,000 claims for unemployment insurance were filed in Wisconsin for the week beginning March 16, 2020, with 21,000 filing on Monday March 23, and the filings are expected to rise before they subside. The average weekly claims filed for weeks ending in 2020 before last week was 6,250. […]

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Don’t be Scammed by Employment Posters!

  Wisconsin Workplace Posters – Department of Workforce Development Wisconsin Posters  |  Federal Government Posters | Other State & Federal Agencies

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Think twice before using CCAP

In Wisconsin, over the last decade or so, ‘CCAPing’ (pronounced ‘see-capping’) has become a verb.  It’s how many of us check someone out, whether it be a friend, that creepy neighbor, our boyfriend’s wacky ex-girlfriend, a potential suitor, or a potential employee.  Stop right there.  Did you say, potential employee?  If you have ever CCAPed […]

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How Badly Does My Employee Have to Mess Up to be Denied UI Benefits?

  Updated: May 2, 2019 An employee messed up.  You need to fire him or her.  Will he or she receive unemployment insurance (“UI” also sometimes referred to as unemployment compensation) benefits?  Well, the UI division, and the courts, look at just how bad the conduct was.  In a recent decision, the Wisconsin Court of […]

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How do probationary periods affect Unemployment Insurance?

If I terminate an employee after a 90 day probationary period, do I still have to pay Unemployment Insurance? Most likely, yes. But, not immediately. And, possibly not ever. Contrary to popular belief, a probationary status has no bearing on whether an employer has to pay unemployment insurance. Whether an employer plans on having its […]

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Workplace Notice Requirements – Don’t be Fooled by Spam

As an employer, you want what’s best for your employees.  Part of caring for your employees is providing them with a safe and healthful workplace. SPAM! Naturally, then, it’s a bit unsettling when you open your mail and see what appears to be a government mailing that states, something like: 12 FEDERAL AND WISCONSIN REGULATIONS […]

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Do I need to provide leave to my employees?

  A common misconception is that all employers are required to provide leave to their employees. However, whether or not an employer is required to provide leave is largely dependent on the size of the employer. For the most part, employers that employ less than 50 employees are not required to provide leave which holds […]

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Hiring through Facebook Ads – Part 2

Facebook is quite the platform, constantly adding more services including advertising. Facebook now offers businesses the opportunity to place an ad for a potential employee. We first introduced this topic in our blog article, Hiring through Facebook Ads – Part 1. One of the benefits of using Facebook advertising is microtargeting. We now know that […]

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