Wisconsin Amends Bill Preempting Various Local Employment Issues

By Kelsey Basten

Published on May 17, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an amended version of the 2017 Assembly Bill 748 on April 16, 2018, that preempts several employment issues, transferring authority from local jurisdictions to the state, including:

  • Labor peace agreements
  • Occupational licensing requirements
  • Hour and overtime requirements
  • Terms and conditions of employment benefits
  • Right to solicit salary information from applicants
  • Wage claims and collections

Existing and future local ordinances in the subject areas listed above are prohibited and/or unenforceable.

Under the law, however, local jurisdictions can pass and enforce equal employment opportunity ordinances, such as anti-discrimination.

The amended law is effective April 18, 2018.

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