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80.05 Procedure on claim.

(1) In cases of disputes in matters coming under the jurisdiction of ch. 102 , s. 106.25 , 303.07 (7) , 303.21 , or 40.65 , Stats., any party to the dispute may apply to the department for relief and the department shall make such order or award as shall be lawful and just under the circumstances.

(2) In all such cases under sub. (1) , the party complaining shall file his or her application with the department, along with sufficient copies of the application for service on the adverse parties. The department shall thereupon serve the adverse parties with a copy of the application and the adverse parties shall file an answer to the application with the department within 20 days after the service and likewise serve a copy of the answer on the party making application. The department shall thereupon notify the parties of the time and place of hearing, at least 10 days prior to the hearing. If no answer is mailed by the respondent within 20 days of mailing by the department, the department may issue an order by default, without hearing, in accordance with the application, as provided by s. 102.18 (1) (a) , Stats.

Note: See s. 102.17 , Stats. History: 1-;2-;56 ; am., Register, April, 1975, No. 232 , eff. 5-;1-;75; am. Register, September, 1982, No. 321 , eff. 10-;1-;82; am. (1), Register, September, 1986, No. 369 , eff. 10-;1-;86; CR 02-;094 : am. (1) Register November 2002 No. 563 , eff. 12-;1-;02.

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