WI PAY TIP OF THE DAY – 2021 WI Unemployment Rates

The beautiful Fall colors serve as a reminder to those of us in the Payroll World that 2021 is just around the corner. 

You will be receiving your 2021 Unemployment Rates in the next couple of weeks.  Please be sure to forward those rates to us as soon as you receive them.  Following is the pop up that appears on the WI DWD website.  As an employer, if you believe you may qualify for relief of UI benefit charging, you can go to https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uitax/ and click on Request Relief of Charging to keep your UI rates as low as possible.

I have had many flashbacks from 10 years ago when almost every state in the Union had to pay back the Federal Unemployment fund because of high numbers of people on unemployment.  We may not see increased rates in 2021 – but I will be very surprised if we don’t see a substantial increase in 2022 – not to mention paying back any loans from the Feds.  For the most part, our clients have bounced back and are almost all back to pre-March numbers of employees.  Keep up the good work!  #bettertogether