The Department has statutory authority for the proposed rule.
“The department may adopt and enforce all rules which it finds necessary or suitable to carry out this chapter.” Wis. Stat. § 108.14(2).
Estimate of the amount of time that state employees will spend developing the rule and other resources necessary to develop the rule:
The estimated time is 20 hours.
Description of all entities that may be affected by the proposed rule:
Employees who are separated from employment. Employers who terminate the employment of employees.
Summary and preliminary comparison with any existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the proposed rule:
Federal law requires state law to conform to and comply with federal regulations. See 20 C.F.R. § 601.5.
Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have an economic impact on small businesses):
The proposed rule is expected to have an economic impact on employees who may be more likely to file claims for unemployment insurance. The proposed rule is expected to have an economic impact on employers, including small businesses, because employers will need to provide additional notice of the availability of unemployment insurance.
Approval of the agency head or authorized individual:
Pamela R. McGillivray, Chief Legal Counsel Date Submitted