Wisconsin is an employee-friendly state. For example, it requires an employer to pay employees for certain break periods. It also has a Business Closing Law that dictates layoffs with regards to a shutdown.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Wisconsin.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
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Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
In Schaefer v. Walker Bros. Enters., the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals followed federal guidance that allows employers to claim the minimum wage tip credit even when their employees spend as much as 20 percent of their time performing duties that are related to their occupations but do not explicitly produce tips.
Updated to include information on the notice-posting requirements under the Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act and amendments to the state's distracted driving laws, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect law regarding leave for bone marrow or organ donation, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate the new bone marrow and organ donation leave law, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate the statewide ban on handheld phone use by commercial motor vehicle drivers, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect amendments to distracted driving laws addressing handheld use of mobile devices by drivers of CMVs, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect the addition of the Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave Handbook Statement. See Wisconsin Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Wisconsin employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.