For Immediate Release
Wendy Mihm-Herold - Telephone: (563) 382-0457 ext. 111
Dubuque - The first ever tri-state employment workshop was held with administrative law judges from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin on April 27 at NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development, Dubuque. The workshop entitled, “A 3-D Approach” was well received by over 70 area businesses. Employers reported being impressed with the expertise of information provided by the presenters. The three administrative law judges presented information about their states’ approach to procedural matters of various employment related topics. Some of the topics addressed related to unemployment laws such as quarterly reporting, protesting unemployment claims, fact-finding and appeal procedures. The development of substantive law covering areas of attendance, drug testing, misconduct and voluntary quits was reviewed also.
The three highly qualified presenters include the following: Iowa chief administrative law judge, Dan Anderson, with Iowa Workforce Development; Gretchen Mrozinski, the Senior Administrative Law Judge for the Madison Unemployment Insurance Hearing office, represented the state of Wisconsin; and from the state of Illinois was Doris Whalum, who has in the past four years served in the Administrative Hearings Appeal division and conducted hearings on statutory compliance, chargeability, and liability issues.
This workshop was sponsored by Iowa Workforce Development, TRIHRA, Northeast Iowa Community College and it is a Northeast Employers Council of Iowa event.