If the eligible job applicant leaves less than 12 months after the subsidy ended, a percentage between 70% and 0%, decreasing proportionally to 0% 12 months after the subsidy has ended.
If the eligible job applicant leaves 12 months or more after the subsidy ended, 0%.
A business need not repay funds under par. (a)
if the business replaces the departing eligible job applicant with another eligible job applicant who remains employed with the business for at least 12 months after the subsidy paid to the departing eligible job applicant would have ended.
The secretary may waive all or part of a repayment required under par. (a)
if the secretary determines that waiving the repayment is in the best interests of the state.
The local service agency shall use the amounts repaid under this subsection for additional wage subsidies.
(13) Final report.
On or before September 1, 1993, the department shall submit a final report concerning the Wisconsin job opportunity business subsidy program to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
. The report shall include all of the following information for the period covered by the report:
The average wage paid to an eligible job applicant at the following times:
Sixty days after the subsidy for the eligible job applicant ends.
Fourteen months after the subsidy for the eligible job applicant ends.
The number of qualified businesses and eligible job applicants that participated in each eligible unit of government.
The age, education level, family status, gender, race and work experience of each eligible job applicant.
Any other information the department considers relevant.
Public insurrection; death and disability benefits. 106.25(1)(1)
In this section, "public insurrection" means a civil disturbance in which a group or groups of persons are simultaneously engaged in acts of violence against persons or property by the illegal use of weapons, by burning, pillaging or looting or by committing any other illegal acts, and which is of such a magnitude as to result in any of the following:
Extraordinary utilization of off-duty local law enforcement personnel.
Declaration of a public emergency by the governor.
The calling of the national guard or other troops.
(2) Death and disability benefits.
If the department finds that the injury or death of a state or local government officer or employee arose out of the performance of duties in connection with a public insurrection, and finds that death or disability benefits are payable under ch. 102
, a supplemental award equal to the amount of the benefits, other than medical expense, payable under ch. 102
shall be made to the persons and in the same manner provided by ch. 102
, except that when benefits are payable under s. 102.49
, a supplemental award equal to one-half the benefits payable under that section shall be made.
All payments under this section shall be made from the general fund.
(4) Benefits additional to all others.
Death and disability benefits under this section are in addition to all other benefits provided by state law or by action of any municipality or public agency.
History: 1971 c. 40
; 1975 c. 199
; 1975 c. 404
; 1975 c. 405
; Stats. 1975 s. 101.47; 1977 c. 29
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.25; 1995 a. 225
Employment transit assistance program. 106.26(1)(1)
Findings and purpose.
The legislature finds that, for many workers and persons seeking employment in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas, conventional, fixed-route mass transit systems do not provide adequate transportation service. The purpose of the employment transit assistance program under this section is to correct this deficiency in access to employment locations and to stimulate the development of innovative transit service methods.
"Eligible applicant" means a local public body or a private organization.
"Project" means a project designed to improve access to jobs, including part-time jobs and Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r)
, located in outlying suburban and sparsely populated and developed areas that are not adequately served by a mass transit system and to develop innovative transit service methods.
The department shall administer the employment transit assistance program and shall have all powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the following:
To make and execute contracts with eligible applicants.
To make grants to eligible applicants to conduct projects or to match a federal grant awarded to an eligible applicant to conduct a project. Grants by the department are subject to all of the following requirements:
A grant may not exceed 80% of the total cost of a project.
A grant may only be made to an eligible applicant that provides access to nontemporary employment or to Wisconsin works employment positions, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (r)
To receive and review applications from eligible applicants for grants under this section and to prescribe the form, nature and extent of information that shall be included in applications.
To establish criteria for evaluating applications for grants under this section.
History: 1989 a. 31
; 1995 a. 27
; Stats. 1995 s. 106.26; 1997 a. 27
; 2003 a. 33
Workforce training program. 106.27(1)
Workforce training grants.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (b)
, the department shall award grants to public and private organizations for the development and implementation of workforce training programs. An organization that is awarded a grant under this subsection may use the grant for the training of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees of businesses in this state. As a condition of receiving a grant under this subsection, the department may require a public or private organization to provide matching funds at a percentage to be determined by the department.
(1m) Labor market information system.
From the appropriation under s. 20.445 (1) (bm)
, the department shall develop and maintain a labor market information system to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on current and projected employment opportunities in this state and other appropriate information relating to labor market dynamics as determined by the department. The department shall make the information contained in the system available, free of charge, to school districts, technical colleges, tribal colleges, institutions and college campuses within the University of Wisconsin System, local workforce development boards established under 29 USC 2832
, employers, job seekers, and the general public, including making that information available on the department's Internet site.
To implement this section, the department shall do all of the following:
Promulgate rules prescribing procedures and criteria for awarding grants under sub. (1)
and the information that must be contained in the reports required under subd. 3.
Receive and review applications for grants under sub. (1)
and prescribe the form, nature, and extent of the information that must be contained in an application for a grant under sub. (1)
Require reports from grant recipients describing how the grant moneys received by a grant recipient were expended and the outcomes achieved as a result of the training program implemented by the grant recipient.
In addition to the duties described in par. (a)
, the department shall have all other powers necessary and convenient to implement this section, including the power to audit and inspect the records of grant recipients.
The department shall consult with the technical college system board and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in implementing this section.
(3) Annual report.
Annually, by December 31, the department shall submit a report to the governor and the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance providing an account of the department's activities and expenditures under this section during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall include information on the number of unemployed and underemployed workers and incumbent employees who participate in training programs under this section; the number of unemployed workers who obtain gainful employment, underemployed workers who obtain new employment, and incumbent employees who receive increased compensation after participating in such a training program; and the wages earned by those workers and employees both before and after participating in such a training program.
History: 2013 a. 9
Nursing workforce survey and grant. 106.30(1)
In this section, "nurse" means a registered nurse licensed under s. 441.06
or permitted under s. 441.08
, a licensed practical nurse licensed or permitted under s. 441.10
, an advanced practice nurse prescriber certified under s. 441.16 (2)
, or a nurse-midwife licensed under s. 441.15
(2) Survey form.
Each odd-numbered year, the department of workforce development shall develop and submit to the department of safety and professional services a survey form to gather data under s. 441.01 (7) (a) 1.
to assist the department of workforce development in evaluating the supply of, demand for, and turnover among nurses in this state and in determining whether there are any regional shortages of nurses, shortages of nurses in any speciality areas, or impediments to entering the nursing profession in this state.
(3) Survey results.
Beginning in 2011, by September 30 of each odd-numbered year, the department shall compile, process, and evaluate the survey results and submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate under s. 13.172 (3)
and to the governor, the secretary of health services, and the nurse resource center described in sub. (5)
(4) Costs of survey.
The department may use no more than 12 percent of the amount received under s. 20.445 (1) (km)
for costs incurred by the department under subs. (2)
From the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (1) (km)
, the department of workforce development shall award grants equal to the amount appropriated under s. 20.445 (1) (km)
minus the amount expended under sub. (4)
to a nonprofit statewide nursing center that is comprised of and led by nurses and that has demonstrated coordination with constituent groups within the nursing community, including professional nursing organizations; organizations representing nurse educators, staff nurses, and nurse managers or executives; labor organizations representing nurses; the department of safety and professional services; the department of health services; and legislators who are concerned with issues affecting the nursing profession.
A statewide nursing center that receives a grant under par. (a)
shall use the grant moneys to develop strategies to ensure that there is a nursing workforce that is adequate to meet the current and future health care needs of this state. The statewide nursing center may use those moneys to fund activities that are aimed at ensuring such a nursing workforce, including monitoring trends in the applicant pool for nursing education programs; evaluating the effectiveness of nursing education programs in increasing access to those programs and in enhancing career mobility for nurses, especially for populations that are underrepresented in the nursing profession; and facilitating partnerships between the nursing community and other health care providers, the department of safety and professional services, the business community, the legislature, and educators to promote diversity within the nursing profession, enhance career mobility and leadership development for nurses, and achieve consensus regarding policies aimed at ensuring an adequate nursing workforce in this state.
History: 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 32
EQUAL RIGHTS PROGRAMS
It is the intent of this section to render unlawful discrimination in housing. It is the declared policy of this state that all persons shall have an equal opportunity for housing regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry and it is the duty of the political subdivisions to assist in the orderly prevention or removal of all discrimination in housing through the powers granted under ss. 66.0125
. The legislature hereby extends the state law governing equal housing opportunities to cover single-family residences that are owner-occupied. The legislature finds that the sale and rental of single-family residences constitute a significant portion of the housing business in this state and should be regulated. This section shall be considered an exercise of the police powers of the state for the protection of the welfare, health, peace, dignity, and human rights of the people of this state.
"Advertise" means to publish, circulate, issue or display, or cause to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign in connection with the sale, financing or rental of housing.
"Age", in reference to a member of a protected class, means at least 18 years of age.
"Aggrieved person" means a person who claims to have been injured by discrimination in housing or believes that he or she will be injured by discrimination in housing that is about to occur.
"Complainant" means a person who files a complaint alleging discrimination in housing.
"Conciliation" means the attempted resolution of issues raised by a complaint or by the investigation of the complaint, through informal negotiations involving the aggrieved person, the complainant, the respondent and the department.
"Disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of having such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment. "Disability" does not include the current illegal use of a controlled substance, as defined in s. 961.01 (4)
, or a controlled substance analog, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m)
, unless the individual is participating in a supervised drug rehabilitation program.
"Discriminate" means to segregate, separate, exclude, or treat a person or class of persons unequally in a manner described in sub. (2)
, or (2r)
because of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry.
"Dwelling unit" means a structure or that part of a structure that is used or intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or by 2 or more persons who are maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
"Family status" means any of the following conditions that apply to a person seeking to rent or purchase housing or to a member or prospective member of the person's household regardless of the person's marital status:
A person is in the process of securing sole or joint legal custody, periods of physical placement or visitation rights of a minor child.
A person's household includes one or more minor or adult relatives.
A person's household includes one or more adults or minor children in his or her legal custody or physical placement or with whom he or she has visitation rights.
A person's household includes one or more adults or minor children placed in his or her care under a court order, under a guardianship or with the written permission of a parent or other person having legal custody of the adult or minor child.
"Hardship condition" means a situation under which a tenant in housing for older persons has legal custody or physical placement of a minor child or a minor child is placed in the tenant's care under a court order, under a guardianship or with the written permission of a parent or other person having legal custody of the minor child.
"Housing" means any improved property, or any portion thereof, including a mobile home as defined in s. 101.91 (10)
, manufactured home, as defined in s. 101.91 (2)
, or condominium, that is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as a home or residence. "Housing" includes any vacant land that is offered for sale or rent for the construction or location thereon of any building, structure or portion thereof that is used or occupied, or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as a home or residence.
"Housing for older persons" means any of the following:
Housing provided under any state or federal program that the secretary determines is specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons, as defined in the state or federal program.
Housing solely intended for, and solely occupied by, persons 62 years of age or older.
Housing primarily intended and primarily operated for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older per dwelling unit.