(1)   Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 108.142

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Base period: means the period that is used to compute an employee's benefit rights under s. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Base period wages: means all of the following:
      (a)    All earnings for wage-earning service that are paid to an employee during his or her base period as a result of employment for an employer except any payment made to or on behalf of an employee or his or her beneficiary under a cafeteria plan within the meaning of Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Benefit year: means the 52-week period beginning with a valid new claim week for which an employee's benefit rights are computed underWisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Benefits: means the money allowance payable to an employee as compensation for the employee's wage losses due to unemployment as provided in this chapter. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Department: means the department of workforce development. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Employment: includes an individual's service, wherever performed within the United States or Canada, if:
  •          1. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Preceding: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next preceding that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  • Wages: includes :
  •          1. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Week: means calendar week, starting Sunday and ending Saturday; but, where an employee starts a working shift on a given Saturday, all of the employee's hours and pay for that shift shall be counted in the calendar week which includes that Saturday. See Wisconsin Statutes 62.133
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; "year" alone means "year of our Lord". See Wisconsin Statutes 403.504
  •       (a)    “Wisconsin supplemental benefit period” means a period which:
             1.    Begins with the 3rd week after which there is a Wisconsin “on” indicator under this section, except that no Wisconsin supplemental benefit period may begin with any week during which there is an extended benefit period under s. 108.141 in effect, and that no Wisconsin supplemental benefit period may begin before the 14th week following the end of a prior Wisconsin supplemental benefit period; and
             2.    Ends with the week before any extended benefit period begins under s. 108.141, or with either of the following weeks, whichever occurs later:
                a.    The 3rd week after the first week for which there is a Wisconsin “off” indicator under this section; or
                b.    The 13th consecutive week of any period during which extended benefits under s. 108.141 or Wisconsin supplemental benefits in any combination have been payable.
          (b)    There is a Wisconsin “on” indicator under this section for a week if the department determines that, for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted):
             1.    Equaled or exceeded 120 percent of the average of such rates for the corresponding 13-week period ending in each of the preceding 2 calendar years, and equaled or exceeded one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 1; or
             2.    Equaled or exceeded one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 2.
          (c)    There is a Wisconsin “off” indicator under this section for a week if the department determines that, for the period consisting of that week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted):
             1.    Was less than one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 1. and less than 120 percent of the average of such rates for the corresponding 13-week period ending in each of the preceding 2 calendar years; and
             2.    Was less than one percentage point below the percentage specified in s. 108.141 (1) (f) 2.
          (d)    “Wisconsin rate of insured unemployment” means the percentage of unemployment determined by the department on the basis of its reports to the U.S. secretary of labor and according to the method or methods prescribed by applicable federal law or regulation.
          (e)    “Regular benefits” means benefits payable to an individual under this chapter or under any other state law, including benefits payable to federal civilian employees and to former military personnel pursuant to 5 USC ch. 85, other than extended benefits under s. 108.141 and federal supplemental compensation.
          (f)    “Wisconsin supplemental benefits” means benefits payable to an individual under this section for weeks of unemployment in his or her eligibility period.
          (g)    “Eligibility period” of an individual means the period consisting of the weeks in his or her benefit year which begin in a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period and, if the individual’s benefit year ends within that Wisconsin supplemental benefit period, any weeks thereafter which begin in that period.
          (h)    “Exhaustee” means an individual who, with respect to any week of unemployment in his or her eligibility period:
             1.    Has received, prior to that week, all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual under this chapter or any other state law, including dependents’ allowances and benefits payable to federal civilian employees and former military personnel under 5 USC ch. 85, in the individual’s current benefit year that includes that week or is precluded from receiving regular benefits by reason of the law of another state which meets the requirement of section 3304 (a) (7) of the internal revenue code or is precluded from receiving regular benefits by reason of a seasonal limitation in the law of another state. An individual is considered to have received all of the regular benefits that were available to the individual although as a result of a pending appeal under s. 108.09 or 108.10 the individual may subsequently be determined to be entitled to added regular benefits; or
             2.    His or her benefit year having expired in the Wisconsin supplemental benefit period and prior to that week, lacks base period wages on the basis of which he or she could establish a benefit year under s. 108.06; and
             3.    Has no right to unemployment benefits or allowances under the railroad unemployment insurance act or such other federal laws as are specified in regulations issued by the U.S. secretary of labor, and has not received and is not seeking unemployment benefits under the unemployment insurance law of Canada, but if the individual is seeking such benefits and the appropriate agency finally determines that he or she is not entitled to benefits under that law, the individual is an “exhaustee”.
          (i)    “State law” means the unemployment insurance law of any state, approved by the U.S. secretary of labor under section 3304 of the internal revenue code.
       (1m)   Suspension of Wisconsin supplemental benefits. Notwithstanding sub. (1), no Wisconsin supplemental benefits may be paid for any week of unemployment ending after January 27, 2009, during which additional federally funded benefits are payable in this state, unless the governor, by executive order, suspends the application of this subsection to allow payment of Wisconsin supplemental benefits as provided in this section during a period specified in the order. Any such suspension shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in the order and may be rescinded by similar order, which shall be effective at the beginning of the week specified by the governor in that order.
       (2)   Effect of other provisions of this chapter. Except when the result would be inconsistent with the other provisions of this section, the provisions of this chapter which apply to claims for, or the payment of, regular benefits apply to claims for, and the payment of, Wisconsin supplemental benefits.
       (3)   Weekly Wisconsin supplemental benefit rate. The weekly Wisconsin supplemental benefit rate payable to an individual for a week of total unemployment is an amount equal to the amount determined under s. 108.05 (1).
       (4)   Duration of Wisconsin supplemental benefits. During a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period, no claimant may receive total benefits based on employment in a base period greater than 34 times the claimant’s weekly benefit rate under s. 108.05 (1) or 40 percent of wages paid or payable to the claimant in his or her base period under s. 108.04 (4) (a), whichever is lower.
       (5)   Publish indicators. Whenever a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period is to become effective as a result of a Wisconsin “on” indicator under this section, or a Wisconsin supplemental benefit period is to be terminated as a result of a Wisconsin “off” indicator under this section, the secretary of workforce development shall publish it as a class 1 notice under ch. 985.
       (6)   Charges of benefits. Wisconsin supplemental benefits shall be charged in the same manner as provided for charging of regular benefits under s. 108.16 (2).