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Other Leaves: Wisconsin

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Matthew Feery and Jill Pedigo Hall, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Wisconsin. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Wisconsin has a state family and medical leave law. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide up to six weeks of leave for bone marrow or organ donation. See Bone Marrow and Organ Donor Leave.
  • An employee entitled to vote must be allowed to take a certain amount of time off of work to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • An employer must provide an unpaid leave to an employee who has been appointed to serve as an election official. See Election Official Leave.
  • An employer must allow emergency responders to take time off from work to respond to an emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • Wisconsin provides leave and reinstatement rights similar to those provided by federal law. See Military Leave.
  • All employers in Wisconsin must provide jury duty leave to employee. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • Employees are entitled to leave to testify under a lawfully issued subpoena. See Witness Duty Leave.