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Labor Law

Are you searching for information about the prevailing wage in Wisconsin, labor law clinics or the Friday Fundamentals program? Browse these pages to learn more about various Wisconsin labor law programs and information.

  • Discrimination - Discrimination in employment under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - Information regarding time away from work for the birth of a child and serious health conditions (Wisconsin Statute Section 103.10).
  • Wage Hour/Labor Standards - Information for workers and employers on wage/hour labor standards.
  • Prevailing Wage - Information on wage rates for all types of local public-works projects.
  • Unemployment Insurance - Funded by employer contributions to provide temporary economic assistance to Wisconsin's eligible workers.
  • Worker's Compensation - Locate information on filing a claim, returning to work, finding your employer's worker's compensation carrier, requirements for worker's-compensation and how to obtain worker's compensation insurance and more.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - Wisconsin's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and improve employment for people with disabilities by working with VR consumers, employers, and other partners.
  • Labor and Industry Review Commission - LIRC is an independent administrative agency that decides appeals in cases involving Unemployment Insurance (UI), Worker's Compensation (WC), and  Equal Rights (ER).
  • Labor Law Clinics - Labor Law Clinics are educational seminars, usually one day in length but sometimes a half-day or two days in length, which are open to the public and feature DWD staff explaining many of the the laws and rules the agency administers.
  • Friday Fundamentals - Educational Audio Conference Workshops provide information on laws regarding Fair Employment, Worker's Compensation, State and Federal Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave, Unemployment Insurance and record keeping.


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