Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Wisconsin?

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Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

While all employers must follow applicable federal law, there are also laws specific to Wisconsin that an employer in this state must follow. The following chart lists some of the most significant state laws in Wisconsin and which employers must follow them; however, it is important to note that there are many requirements an employer must follow in addition to those listed here.

Unless otherwise stated, the employee threshold refers to the number of employees within the state. Where "All Employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.

Law Covered Employers

Employment Peace Act

Private employers not covered by the National Labor Relations Act

Health Care Worker Protection Act

Employers of healthcare facilities and providers

Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA)

All employers

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)

Employers with 50 or more employees

Wisconsin State Employees Labor Relations Act (SERLA)

Public employers