Wisconsin Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Wisconsin are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Wisconsin

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2020

    Cessation of Health Care Benefit-Revised with new citation of laws as well as new contact information.

  • 10/2019

    Unemployment Insurance-Revised with new contact information, hours where applications are accepted, and a new revision date.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

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Wisconsin Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Prevailing Wage (WI Admin. Code DWD 290.12) You must inform employees of the prevailing wage rate in Wisconsin. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters display this information accurately and clearly.
  • Special Minimum Wage (WI Admin. Code DWD 272.09(10)) You must inform employees under what conditions a special minimum wage will apply. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters provide this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Hours and Times of Day Minors May Work (WI Admin. Code DWD 270.03) Minors in the workplace must abide by specific hours, times and days of work. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters convey this information for all employees to review as required.
  • Fair Employment (WI Admin. Code DWD 218.23) Fair employment is the law in Wisconsin. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters notify all employees and management of this law. It's your legal obligation to post this information in a conspicuous place.
  • Cessation of Health Care Benefits (WI Statutes 109.075(7)) Your employees must be notified of the terms that affect the cessation of health care benefits. The Wisconsin Labor Law Posters display this information accurately and conveniently.
  • Retaliation Protection for Health Care Workers (WI Statutes 146.997(6)) Your health care worker employees must be notified of their protection from retaliation. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters display this information appropriately.
  • Honesty Testing Devices (WI Statutes 111.37(3)) If you administer lie detector tests to employees, you must inform them of their legal rights. The Complete Wisconsin Labor Law Posters display this information on your behalf.
  • Unemployment Insurance (WI Admin. Code DWD 120.01) Your employees must be informed of their unemployment insurance rights. The Wisconsin Complete Labor Law Poster covers this information accurately and clearly.
  • Business Closing Mass Layoff (WI Statutes 109.07(07)) You must notify all employees of business closing mass layoff scenarios. The Wisconsin Complete Labor Law Poster displays this notification. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Family and Medical Leave (WI Statutes 103.10(14)) The Wisconsin Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding your employees' rights under Family and Medical Leave statutes.
  • OSHA-Health and Safety Protection Your employees must be notified of OHSA-Health and Safety Protection information. The Wisconsin Complete Labor Law Poster conveys this information accurately and clearly.
  • Hazardous Chemicals Right-To-Know The Wisconsin Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding your employees' legal right to know if they may be exposed to hazardous chemicals at work.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Wisconsin in 2020:

Wisconsin’s minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This rate is equal to the Federal Minimum Wage rate. This rate will remain the same through 2020.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Wisconsin

  • Wage & Hour - (608) 266-6860
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (608) 266-1340
  • Unemployment Insurance - (414) 438-7713
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