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Summary of Wisconsin Court Decision relating to Unemployment Insurance

Subject: Peterman-Kufahl Broom Co. Inc. v. Kufahl and DILHR, Case No. 124-265 (Wis. Cir. Ct., Dane Co., July 2, 1968)

Digest Codes: VL 1059.20  VL 1080.269 

The employe, who had been performing office work at a weekly salary of $95, quit when he was transferred to sales work at a weekly salary of $50 plus commissions and expenses because he did not like sales work.

Held: eligible under sec. 108.04(7)(f) of the Statutes because he was transferred to work paying less than two-thirds of his immediately preceding wage rate.  The law provides for benefits in such cases and the reason for the transfer is immaterial.  Only a mathematical computation is necessary, and, if it discloses that the wage is reduced to less than two-thirds of the employe's prior wage rate, he is entitled to benefits.

Please note that this is a summary prepared by staff of the commission, not a verbatim reproduction of the court decision.

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