Employee Rights Under Wisconsin's Business Closing/Mass Layoff Law Poster
The Employee Rights Under Wisconsin's Business Closing/Mass Layoff Law is a labor law posters poster by the Wisconsin Department Of Workforce Development. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers with 50 or more employees.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place by all employers that employ at least 50 employees so that all employees can see it. This poster describes what a mass layoff is, who must provide advance notice of a mass layoff, whether or not employees are entitled to receive notice or not, and what employees can do if notice is not given of a mass layoff and just happens.
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ERD -9006 -P ( R. 05/2014 ) Employee Rights under Wisconsin’s Business Closing/Mass Layoff Notification Law Under Wisconsin law (Wis. Stat. § 109.07) , employees have certain rights and employers have certain obligations to give proper notice to their employees and others before taking certain actions. W hat is a “ business closing” or “mass layoff?” A “business closing” requires notice if there is a permanent or temporary shutdown of an employment site or of one or more facilities or operating units at an employment site or within a single municipality that affects 25 or more employees (not including “new” or “low -hour” employees). A “mass layoff” requires notice if there is a reduction in the workforce that is not a “business closing” and which affects the following number of employees (excluding new or low ho ur employees) at an employment site or within a single municipality: 1. At least 25% of the employer’s workforce or 25 employees, whichever is greater or 2. At least 500 employees. Employees are counted if their employment is terminated (not including discharges for cause, voluntary departures , or retirements), if they are laid off for more than 6 months, or if their hours are reduced more than 50 percent during each mon th of any 6 -month period, as the result of a business closing or mass layoff. New or low -hour employees - who have been employed for fewer than 6 of the 12 months preceding the date on which a notice is required or who average fewer than 20 hours of work per week - are not counted. Who must provide notice and when? With certain exceptions, busines ses employing 50 or more persons in the State of Wisconsin must provide written notice 60 days before implementing a “business closing” or “mass layoff” in this state. The federal or state government (and their political subdivisions), charitable or tax ex empt institutions and organizations , and independent contractors are not covered under this law and do not have to provide notice. Additional exceptions exist in various situations involving strikes or loc kouts, sales, relocation s, temporary or seasonal em ployment, unforeseeable circumstances, natural or man -made disasters, temporary cessation in operations, or businesses in financial trouble. What employees are entitled to receive notice? Employees are entitled to receive notice if they are counted as par t of “business closing” or “mass layoff.” New or low -hour employees may also be entitled to receive notice in situations where there is a “business closing” or “mass layoff.” What can employees recover if notice is required and not given? If an employer implements a “business closing” or “mass layoff” without providing required notice, an affected employee may recover back pay and benefits for each day that required notice was not provided (up to a maximum of 60 days). An affected employee may also recov er attorney fees and costs in a lawsuit. If you have questions regarding this law or wish to file a complaint, call or write us at : STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EQUAL RIGHTS DIVISION 201 E WASHINGTON AVE ROOM A1 00 819 N 6th ST PO BOX 8928 ROOM 723 MADISON WI 53708 MILWAUKEE WI 53203 Telephone: (608) 266 -6860 Telephone: (414) 227 -4384 TTY: (608) 264 -8752 TTY: (414) 227 -4081 Website: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/ The Department of Workforce Development is an equal opportu nity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternate format or need it translated to another language, please contact us.
Other Wisconsin Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional nineteen optional and mandatory Wisconsin labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/erd/pdf/erd-9006-p.pdf , updated February 2023
- Wisconsin Labor Law Posters at http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/posters.htm
- Wisconsin Department Of Workforce Development
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