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46.27 (5) (i) In the instances in which an individual who is provided long-term community support services under par. (b) for which the individual receives direct funding, serve directly as a fiscal agent or contract with a fiscal intermediary to serve as a fiscal agent for that individual for the purposes of performing the responsibilities and protecting the interests of the individual under the unemployment compensation insurance law. The county department or aging unit may elect to act as a fiscal agent or contract with a fiscal intermediary to serve as a fiscal agent for an individual who is provided long-term support services under s. 46.275, 46.277, 46.278, 46.495, 51.42 or 51.437. The fiscal agent under this paragraph is responsible for remitting any federal unemployment compensation taxes or state unemployment compensation insurance contributions owed by the individual, including any interest and penalties which are owed by the individual; for serving as the representative of the individual in any investigation, meeting, hearing or appeal involving ch. 108 or the federal unemployment tax act (26 USC 3301 to 3311) in which the individual is a party; and for receiving, reviewing, completing and returning all forms, reports and other documents required under ch. 108 or the federal unemployment tax act on behalf of the individual. An individual may make an informed, knowing and voluntary election to waive the right to a fiscal agent. The waiver may be as to all or any portion of the fiscal agent's responsibilities. The waiver may be rescinded in whole or in part at any time.
39,20 Section 20. 47.035 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
47.035 (1) Except as authorized in sub. (2) if an individual receives direct funding for personal assistance services that are provided to the individual under s. 47.02 (4) (c), and the services are provided through a county department of human services or social services or an aging unit, the county department or aging unit through which the services are provided shall serve directly as a fiscal agent or contract with a fiscal intermediary to serve as a fiscal agent for that individual for the purposes of performing the responsibilities and protecting the interests of the individual under the unemployment compensation insurance law. The fiscal agent under this subsection is responsible for remitting any federal unemployment compensation taxes or state unemployment compensation insurance contributions owed by the individual, including any interest and penalties which are owed by the individual; for serving as the representative of the individual in any investigation, meeting, hearing or appeal involving ch. 108 or the federal unemployment tax act (26 USC 3301 to 3311) in which the individual is a party; and for receiving, reviewing, completing and returning all forms, reports and other documents required under ch. 108 or the federal unemployment tax act on behalf of the individual.
39,21 Section 21. 49.19 (4) (dm) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
49.19 (4) (dm) 4. Qualifies for unemployment compensation insurance but refuses to apply for or accept unemployment compensation insurance; or
39,22 Section 22. 59.40 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.40 (2) (e) Keep a judgment and lien docket of all money judgments of the court, transcripts from judgment and lien dockets of other Wisconsin courts and of federal courts, warrants for unemployment compensation insurance and warrants for delinquent Wisconsin income or franchise taxes.
39,23 Section 23. 59.57 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
59.57 (2) (b) Findings. It is found and declared that industries located in this state have been induced to move their operations in whole or in part to, or to expand their operations in, other states to the detriment of state, county and municipal revenue arising through the loss or reduction of income and franchise taxes, real estate and other local taxes, and thereby causing an increase in unemployment; that such conditions now exist in certain areas of the state and may well arise in other areas; that economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to the general welfare of not only the people of the affected areas but of the people of the entire state; that such unemployment results in obligations to grant public assistance and in the payment of unemployment compensation insurance; that the absence of new economic opportunities has caused workers and their families to migrate elsewhere to find work and establish homes, which has resulted in a reduction of the tax base of counties, cities and other local governmental jurisdictions impairing their financial ability to support education and other local governmental services; that security against unemployment and the preservation and enhancement of the tax base can best be provided by the promotion, attraction, stimulation, rehabilitation and revitalization of commerce, industry and manufacturing; that there is a need to stimulate a larger flow of private investment funds from banks, investment houses, insurers and other financial institutions; that means are necessary under which counties so desiring may create instrumentalities to promote industrial development and such purpose requires and deserves support from counties as a means of preserving the tax base and preventing unemployment. It is therefore declared to be the policy of this state to promote the right to gainful employment, business opportunities and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and to preserve and enhance the tax base in counties and municipalities by the creation of bodies, corporate and politic, which shall exist and operate for the purpose of fulfilling the aims of this subsection and such purposes are hereby declared to be public purposes for which public money may be spent and the necessity in the public interest for the provisions herein enacted is declared a matter of legislative determination.
39,24 Section 24. 66.30 (6) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
66.30 (6) (c) 1. Provide for acquisition, construction, operation and administration of a facility, and establish the functions, projects and services to be provided in the facility, including, without limitation because of enumeration, proration of all expenses involved, operational and fiscal management including deposit and disbursement of funds appropriated, designation of the municipal employer for purposes of compliance with s. 111.70, teacher retirement, worker's compensation and unemployment compensation insurance.
39,25 Section 25. 66.30 (6) (h) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.30 (6) (h) School district boards entering into a contract under this subsection shall designate for each employe providing services under the contract either a school district entering into the contract or a cooperative educational service agency under ch. 116 as the employer for purposes of compliance with s. 111.70, teacher's retirement, worker's compensation and unemployment compensation insurance.
39,26 Section 26. 66.521 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.521 (1) (a) It is found and declared that industries located in this state have been induced to move their operations in whole or in part to, or to expand their operations in, other states to the detriment of state, county and municipal revenue raising through the loss or reduction of income and franchise taxes, real estate and other local taxes, and thereby causing an increase in unemployment; that such conditions now exist in certain areas of the state and may well arise in other areas; that economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to the general welfare of not only the people of the affected areas but of the people of the entire state; that unemployment results in obligations to grant public assistance and in the payment of unemployment compensation insurance; that the absence of new economic opportunities has caused workers and their families to migrate elsewhere to find work and establish homes, which has resulted in a reduction of the tax base of counties, cities and other local governmental jurisdictions impairing their financial ability to support education and other local governmental services; that security against unemployment and the preservation and enhancement of the tax base can best be provided by the promotion, attraction, stimulation, rehabilitation and revitalization of commerce, industry and manufacturing; that there is a need to stimulate a larger flow of private investment funds from banks, investment houses, insurance companies and other financial institutions. It is therefore declared to be the policy of this state to promote the right to gainful employment, business opportunities and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and to preserve and enhance the tax base by authorizing municipalities to acquire industrial buildings and to finance such acquisition through the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of fulfilling the aims of this section and such purposes are hereby declared to be public purposes for which public money may be spent and the necessity in the public interest for the provisions herein enacted is declared a matter of legislative determination.
39,27 Section 27. 71.05 (6) (a) 12. of the statutes is amended to read:
71.05 (6) (a) 12. All alimony deducted for federal income tax purposes and paid while the individual paying the alimony was a nonresident of this state; all penalties for early withdrawals from time savings accounts and deposits deducted for federal income tax purposes and paid while the individual charged with the penalty was a nonresident of this state; all repayments of supplemental unemployment compensation benefits benefit plan payments deducted for federal income tax purposes and made while the individual making the repayment was a nonresident of this state; all reforestation expenses related to property not in this state, deducted for federal income tax purposes and paid while the individual paying the expense was not a resident of this state; all contributions to individual retirement accounts, simplified employe pension plans and self-employment retirement plans and all deductible employe contributions, deducted for federal income tax purposes and in excess of that amount multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the individual's wages and net earnings from a trade or business taxable by this state and the denominator of which is the individual's total wages and net earnings from a trade or business; the contributions to a Keogh plan deducted for federal income tax purposes and in excess of that amount multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the individual's net earnings from a trade or business, taxable by this state, and the denominator of which is the individual's total net earnings from a trade or business; the amount of health insurance costs of self-employed individuals deducted under section 162 (L) of the internal revenue code for federal income tax purposes and in excess of that amount multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the individual's net earnings from a trade or business, taxable by this state, and the denominator of which is the individual's total net earnings from a trade or business; and the amount of self-employment taxes deducted under section 164 (f) of the internal revenue code for federal income tax purposes and in excess of that amount multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the individual's net earnings from a trade or business, taxable by this state, and the denominator of which is the individual's total net earnings from a trade or a business.
39,28 Section 28. 71.52 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.52 (6) "Income" means the sum of Wisconsin adjusted gross income and the following amounts, to the extent not included in Wisconsin adjusted gross income: maintenance payments (except foster care maintenance and supplementary payments excludable under section 131 of the internal revenue code), support money, cash public assistance (not including credit granted under this subchapter and amounts under s. 46.27), cash benefits paid by counties under s. 59.53 (21), the gross amount of any pension or annuity (including railroad retirement benefits, all payments received under the federal social security act and veterans disability pensions), nontaxable interest received from the federal government or any of its instrumentalities, nontaxable interest received on state or municipal bonds, worker's compensation, unemployment compensation insurance, the gross amount of "loss of time" insurance, compensation and other cash benefits received from the United States for past or present service in the armed forces, scholarship and fellowship gifts or income, capital gains, gain on the sale of a personal residence excluded under section 121 of the internal revenue code, dividends, income of a nonresident or part-year resident who is married to a full-year resident, housing allowances provided to members of the clergy, the amount by which a resident manager's rent is reduced, nontaxable income of an American Indian, nontaxable income from sources outside this state and nontaxable deferred compensation. Intangible drilling costs, depletion allowances and depreciation, including first-year depreciation allowances under section 179 of the internal revenue code, amortization, contributions to individual retirement accounts under section 219 of the internal revenue code, contributions to Keogh plans, net operating loss carry-forwards and capital loss carry-forwards deducted in determining Wisconsin adjusted gross income shall be added to "income". "Income" does not include gifts from natural persons, cash reimbursement payments made under title XX of the federal social security act, surplus food or other relief in kind supplied by a governmental agency, the gain on the sale of a personal residence deferred under section 1034 of the internal revenue code or nonrecognized gain from involuntary conversions under section 1033 of the internal revenue code. Amounts not included in adjusted gross income but added to "income" under this subsection in a previous year and repaid may be subtracted from income for the year during which they are repaid. Scholarship and fellowship gifts or income that are included in Wisconsin adjusted gross income and that were added to household income for purposes of determining the credit under this subchapter in a previous year may be subtracted from income for the current year in determining the credit under this subchapter. A marital property agreement or unilateral statement under ch. 766 has no effect in computing "income" for a person whose homestead is not the same as the homestead of that person's spouse.
39,29 Section 29. 71.67 (7) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.67 (7) (title) Withholding from unemployment compensation insurance.
39,30 Section 30. 71.67 (7) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 3, is amended to read:
71.67 (7) (a) The department of workforce development may, in accordance with s. 108.135, deduct and withhold from any unemployment compensation insurance payment, on a form prepared by the department of workforce development, a portion of the payment as Wisconsin income tax. The department of workforce development shall deposit the amounts withheld, on a monthly basis, as provided in s. 108.135 (6).
39,31 Section 31. 71.67 (7) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
71.67 (7) (b) 2. The gross amount of unemployment compensation insurance that is subject to withholding under par. (a).
39,32 Section 32 . 71.80 (16) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.80 (16) (a) All nonresident persons, whether incorporated or not, engaging in construction contracting in this state as contractor or subcontractor and not otherwise regularly engaged in business in this state, shall file a surety bond with the department, payable to the department of revenue, to guarantee the payment of income or franchise taxes, required unemployment compensation insurance contributions, sales and use taxes and income taxes withheld from wages of employes, together with any penalties and interest thereon. The department shall approve the form and contents of such bond. The amount of the bond shall be 3% of the contract or subcontract price on all contracts of $50,000 or more or 3% of contractor's or subcontractor's estimated cost-and-profit under a cost-plus contract of $50,000 or more. When the aggregate of 2 or more contracts in one calendar year is $50,000 or more the amount of the bond or bonds shall be 3% of the aggregate amount of such contracts. Such surety bond must be filed within 60 days after construction is begun in this state by any such contractor or subcontractor on any contract the price of which is $50,000 or more (or the estimated cost-and-profit of which is $50,000 or more), or within 60 days after construction is begun in this state on any contract for less than $50,000, when the amount of such contract, when aggregated with any other contracts, construction on which was begun in this state in the same calendar year, equals or exceeds $50,000. If the department concludes that no bond is necessary to protect the tax revenues of the state, including contributions under ch. 108, the requirements under this subsection may be waived by the secretary of revenue or the secretary's designated departmental representative. The bond shall remain in force until the liability thereunder is released by the secretary or the secretary's designated departmental representative.
39,33 Section 33 . 71.80 (16) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
71.80 (16) (a) All nonresident persons, whether incorporated or not, engaging in construction contracting in this state as contractor or subcontractor and not otherwise regularly engaged in business in this state, shall file a surety bond with the department, payable to the department, to guarantee the payment of income or franchise taxes, required unemployment compensation insurance contributions, sales and use taxes and income taxes withheld from wages of employes, together with any penalties and interest thereon. The department shall approve the form and contents of such bond. The amount of the bond shall be 3% of the contract or subcontract price on all contracts of $50,000 or more or 3% of contractor's or subcontractor's estimated cost-and-profit under a cost-plus contract of $50,000 or more. When the aggregate of 2 or more contracts in one calendar year is $50,000 or more the amount of the bond or bonds shall be 3% of the aggregate amount of such contracts. Such surety bond must be filed within 60 days after construction is begun in this state by any such contractor or subcontractor on any contract the price of which is $50,000 or more (or the estimated cost-and-profit of which is $50,000 or more), or within 60 days after construction is begun in this state on any contract for less than $50,000, when the amount of such contract, when aggregated with any other contracts, construction on which was begun in this state in the same calendar year, equals or exceeds $50,000. If the department concludes that no bond is necessary to protect the tax revenues of the state, including contributions under ch. 108, the requirements under this subsection may be waived by the secretary of revenue or the secretary's designated departmental representative. The bond shall remain in force until the liability thereunder is released by the secretary or the secretary's designated departmental representative.
39,34 Section 34. 71.80 (16) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
71.80 (16) (b) A construction contractor required to file a surety bond under par. (a) may, in lieu of such requirement, but subject to approval by the department, deposit with the state treasurer an amount of cash equal to the face of the bond that would otherwise be required. If an offer to deposit is made the department shall issue a certificate to the state treasurer authorizing said treasurer to accept payment of such moneys and to give his or her receipt therefor. A copy of such certificate shall be mailed to the contractor who shall, within the time fixed by the department, pay such amount to said treasurer. A copy of the receipt of the state treasurer shall be filed with the department. Upon final determination by the department of such contractor's liability for state income or franchise taxes, required unemployment compensation insurance contributions, sales and use taxes and income taxes withheld from wages of employes, interest and penalties, by reason of such contract or contracts, the department shall certify to the state treasurer the amount of taxes, penalties and interest as finally determined, shall instruct the treasurer as to the proper distribution of such amount, and shall state the amount, if any, to be refunded to such contractor. The state treasurer shall make the payments directed by such certificate within 30 days after receipt thereof. Amounts refunded to the contractor shall be without interest.
39,35 Section 35. 101.654 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.654 (2) (c) If the applicant is required to make state unemployment compensation insurance contributions under ch. 108 or is required to pay federal unemployment compensation taxes under 26 USC 3301 to 3311, that the applicant is making those contributions or paying those taxes as required.
39,36 Section 36. 102.28 (7) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.28 (7) (b) Each employer exempted by written order of the department under sub. (2) shall pay into the fund established by sub. (8) a sum equal to that assessed against each of the other such exempt employers upon the issuance of an initial order. The order shall provide for a sum sufficient to secure estimated payments of the insolvent exempt employer due for the period up to the date of the order and for one year following the date of the order and to pay the estimated cost of insurance carrier or insurance service organization services under par. (c). Payments ordered to be made to the fund shall be paid to the department within 30 days. If additional moneys are required, further assessments shall be made based on orders of the department with assessment prorated on the basis of the gross payroll for this state of the exempt employer, reported to the department for the previous calendar year for unemployment compensation insurance purposes under ch. 108. If the exempt employer is not covered under ch. 108, then the department shall determine the comparable gross payroll for the exempt employer. If payment of any assessment made under this subsection is not made within 30 days of the order of the department, the attorney general may appear on behalf of the state to collect the assessment.
39,37 Section 37. 106.11 (2) (a) 1. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
106.11 (2) (a) 1. b. The individual has, or is a member of a family which has, received a total family income for the 6-month period prior to application for the program involved, excluding unemployment compensation insurance, child support payments and welfare payments, which in relation to family size did not exceed the higher of the poverty level determined in accordance with criteria established by the director of the federal office of management and budget or 70% of the lower living standard income level.
39,38 Section 38. 106.21 (9) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
39,39 Section 39. 106.215 (10) (d) of the statutes, as affected by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed.
39,40 Section 40. Chapter 108 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 108
UNEMPLOYMENT insurance and
RESERVES ANd compensation
39,41 Section 41. 108.01 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.01 (1) Unemployment in Wisconsin is recognized as an urgent public problem, gravely affecting the health, morals and welfare of the people of this state. The burdens resulting from irregular employment and reduced annual earnings fall directly on the unemployed worker and his or her family. The decreased and irregular purchasing power of wage earners in turn vitally affects the livelihood of farmers, merchants and manufacturers, results in a decreased demand for their products, and thus tends partially to paralyze the economic life of the entire state. In good times and in bad times unemployment is a heavy social cost, directly affecting many thousands of wage earners. Each employing unit in Wisconsin should pay at least a part of this social cost, connected with its own irregular operations, by financing compensation benefits for its own unemployed workers. Each employer's contribution rate should vary in accordance with its own unemployment costs, as shown by experience under this chapter. Whether or not a given employing unit can provide steadier work and wages for its own employes, it can reasonably be required to build up a limited reserve for unemployment, out of which benefits shall be paid to its eligible unemployed workers, as a matter of right, based on their respective wages and lengths of service.
39,42 Section 42. 108.02 (4m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (4m) (a) All payments earnings for wage-earning service made which are paid to an employe during his or her base period as a result of employment for an employer;
39,43 Section 43. 108.02 (4m) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
108.02 (4m) (g) All salary reduction amounts that are not wages and that would have been paid to an employe by an employer as salary during the employe's base period but for a salary reduction agreement under a cafeteria plan, within the meaning of 26 USC 125.
39,44 Section 44. 108.02 (12) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (12) (b) (intro.) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an individual performing services for an employing unit other than a government unit or nonprofit organization in a capacity other than as a contract operator with a carrier or as a skidding operator or piece cutter with a forest products manufacturer or a logging contractor logger or trucker, if the employing unit satisfies the department that:
39,45 Section 45. 108.02 (12) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (12) (c) (intro.) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an individual performing services for a government unit or nonprofit organization, or for an any other employing unit in a capacity as a contract operator with a carrier or as a skidding operator or piece cutter with a forest products manufacturer or a logging contractor logger or trucker if the employing unit satisfies the department:
39,46 Section 46. 108.02 (15) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (c) 1. Such service is deemed "employment" covered by this chapter pursuant to a reciprocal arrangement between the department and each agency administering the unemployment compensation insurance law of a jurisdiction in which part of such service is performed; or no contributions are required with respect to any of such service under any other unemployment compensation insurance law; and
39,47 Section 47. 108.02 (15) (dm) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (dm) 1. Such service is not covered under the unemployment compensation insurance law of any other state or Canada; and
39,48 Section 48. 108.02 (15) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (e) In determining whether an individual's entire services shall be deemed "employment" subject to this chapter, under pars. (b), (c), (d), (dm) and (dn), the department may determine and redetermine the individual's status hereunder for such reasonable periods as it deems advisable, and may refund (as paid by mistake) any contributions which have been paid hereunder with respect to services duly covered under any other unemployment compensation insurance law.
39,49 Section 49. 108.02 (15) (gm) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act 27, is repealed.
39,50 Section 50. 108.02 (15) (i) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (i) 2. By the spouse of such a student, if given written notice at the start of such service, that the work is under a program to provide financial assistance to the student and that the work will not be covered by any program of unemployment compensation insurance.
39,51 Section 51. 108.02 (15) (k) 5. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (k) 5. With respect to which unemployment compensation insurance is payable under the federal railroad unemployment insurance act (52 Stat. 1094);
39,52 Section 52. 108.02 (15) (k) 9. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (k) 9. Covered by any other unemployment compensation insurance law pursuant to a reciprocal arrangement made by the department under s. 108.14 (8m);
39,53 Section 53. 108.02 (15) (k) 10. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (k) 10. For an employer who would otherwise be subject to this chapter solely because of sub. (13) (f), if and while the employer, with written notice to and approval by the department, duly covers under the unemployment compensation insurance law of another jurisdiction all services for such employer which would otherwise be covered under this chapter;
39,54 Section 54. 108.02 (15) (k) 14. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (k) 14. By an individual for an employer which is engaged in the processing of fresh perishable fruits or vegetables within a given calendar year if the individual has been employed by the employer solely within the active processing season or seasons, as determined by the department, of the establishment in which the individual has been employed by the employer, and the individual's base period wages with the employer are less than the wages required to start a benefit year under s. 108.04 (4) (a), unless the individual was paid wages of $200 or more for services performed in employment or other work covered by the unemployment compensation insurance law of any state or the federal government, other than work performed for the processing employer, during the 4 most recently completed quarters preceding the individual's first week of employment by the processing employer within that year;
39,55 Section 55. 108.02 (15) (k) 19. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (15) (k) 19. b. The individual has been paid or is treated as having been paid wages or other remuneration of $500 or more during his or her base period for services performed for at least one employer other than the seasonal employer which is subject to the unemployment compensation insurance law of any state or the federal government.
39,56 Section 56. 108.02 (18m) of the statutes is created to read:
108.02 (18m) Logger. "Logger" means a skidding operator or piece cutter with a forest products manufacturer or a logging contractor.
39,57 Section 57. 108.02 (21) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (21) (a) 2. Are not subject to contributions under another unemployment compensation insurance law.
39,58 Section 58. 108.02 (21) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.02 (21) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), an employer's payroll includes only the first $10,500 of wages paid by an employer to an individual during a calendar year, including any wages paid for any work covered by the unemployment compensation insurance law of any other state, except as authorized in s. 108.17 (5).
39,59 Section 59. 108.02 (25e) of the statutes is created to read:
108.02 (25e) Trucker. "Trucker" means a contract operator with a trucking carrier.
39,60 Section 60. 108.04 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.04 (4) (a) A claimant is not eligible to start a benefit year unless the claimant has combined base period wages equal to at least 30 times the claimant's weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1), including combined base period wages equal to at least 7 4 times the claimant's weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) in one or more quarters outside of the quarter within the claimant's base period in which the claimant has the highest base period wages.
39,61 Section 61. 108.04 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.04 (4) (c) An employe is not eligible to start a new benefit year unless, subsequent to the start of the employe's most recent benefit year in which benefits were paid to the employe, the employe has performed services and earned wages for those services equal to at least 8 times the employe's latest weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) that was payable to the employe in the employe's most recent benefit year in employment or other work covered by the unemployment compensation insurance law of any state or the federal government.
39,62 Section 62. 108.04 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.04 (5) Discharge for misconduct. An employe whose work is terminated by an employing unit for misconduct connected with the employe's work is ineligible to receive benefits until 7 weeks have elapsed since the end of the week in which the discharge occurs and the employe earns wages after the week in which the discharge occurs equal to at least 14 times the employe's weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) in employment or other work covered by the unemployment compensation insurance law of any state or the federal government. For purposes of requalification, the employe's weekly benefit rate shall be that rate which would have been paid had the discharge not occurred. The wages paid to an employe by an employer which terminates employment of the employe for misconduct connected with the employe's employment shall be excluded from the employe's base period wages under s. 108.06 (1) for purposes of benefit entitlement. The department shall, by rule, prescribe the conditions under which an employe's possession, use or impairment due to use of a controlled substance, as defined in s. 961.01 (4), or a controlled substance analog, as defined in s. 961.01 (4m), or an employe's violation of a work rule relating to controlled substances testing constitutes misconduct. This subsection does not preclude an employe who has employment with an employer other than the employer which terminated the employe for misconduct from establishing a benefit year using the base period wages excluded under this subsection if the employe qualifies to establish a benefit year under s. 108.06 (2) (a). The department shall charge to the fund's balancing account any benefits otherwise chargeable to the account of an employer that is subject to the contribution requirements under ss. 108.17 and 108.18 from which base period wages are excluded under this subsection.
39,63 Section 63. 108.04 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.04 (7) (a) If an employe terminates work with an employing unit, the employe is ineligible to receive benefits until 4 weeks have elapsed since the end of the week in which the termination occurs and the employe earns wages after the week in which the termination occurs equal to at least 4 times the employe's weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) in employment or other work covered by the unemployment compensation insurance law of any state or the federal government. For purposes of requalification, the employe's weekly benefit rate shall be that rate which would have been paid had the termination not occurred. This paragraph does not preclude an employe from establishing a benefit year by using the base period wages paid by the employer from which the employe voluntarily terminated, if the employe is qualified to establish a benefit year under s. 108.06 (2) (a).
39,64 Section 64. 108.04 (7) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
108.04 (7) (e) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the department determines that the employe accepted work which the employe could have refused failed to accept with good cause under sub. (8) and terminated such work with the same good cause and within the first 10 weeks after starting the work, or that the employe accepted work which the employe could have refused under sub. (9) and terminated such work within the first 10 weeks after starting the work. For purposes of this paragraph, an employe has the same good cause for voluntarily terminating work if the employe could have failed to accept the work under sub. (8) (d) when it was offered, regardless of the reason articulated by the employe for the termination.
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