Legally Required Benefits: Wisconsin
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Alan M. Levy, Lindner & Marsack, SC
- Unemployment insurance is a national program based on federal law and administered through state law. See Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance.
- Unemployment insurance provides partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active job search. See Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance.
- Unemployment benefits generally last up to 26 weeks. Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Qualifications to Receive Benefits; Benefit Amounts.