Employee Communications: Wisconsin
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Kristofor L. Hanson, Lindner & Marsack, SC
- Wisconsin is an employment-at-will state in which employment relationships may be terminated by either party for any lawful reason, absent contractual obligations. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- Wisconsin law requires employers to post multiple workplace notices depending on the size of the employer. See Communications in Postings Required by Wisconsin Law.
- Wisconsin allows the use of restrictive covenants if the restrictions contained in them are reasonably necessary to protect a legitimate business interest. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- Wisconsin recognizes an individual's right to privacy. See Right to Privacy in Wisconsin.
- Employers in Wisconsin are presumed to be acting in good faith when responding to a reference request and are accordingly immune from liability that may result from providing that reference to a prospective employer. See Defamation Concerns.
- Wisconsin employers enjoy a qualified immunity when providing references for a former employee. See Job Reference Immunity.
- Wisconsin law prohibits blacklisting. See Blacklisting Prohibition and Service Letters.
- Wisconsin law prohibits texting while driving. See Use of Mobile Devices.