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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


  • Leave under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act differs from the federal Family and Medical Leave Act in many aspects, including its eligibility requirements, duration, qualification criteria and substitution rules. See Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave.
  • Employers with 50 or more employees must provide up to six weeks of leave for bone marrow or organ donation. See Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave.
  • A leave of absence may be a required accommodation under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act for an individual with a disability. See Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation for Disability.
  • Employers may need to provide leave as a religious accommodation under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. See Religious Accommodation Leave.
  • Employees entitled to vote must be allowed to take a certain amount of time off of work to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • Employers must allow emergency responders to take time off from work to respond to an emergency. See Volunteer Emergency Responder Leave.
  • Wisconsin's jury duty leave law provides rights for employees, as well as restrictions on what employers may and may not do. See Jury Duty and Witness Leave.
  • Wisconsin employers often provide additional discretionary leaves that are defined by policy. See Discretionary Leave Benefits.