In Wisconsin, employees enjoy rights and benefits that extend beyond protections from employment or workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, or those provided by particular statutes such as the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Invasion of Privacy
Current and former employees’ confidential personal information is protected from embarrassing disclosure under Wisconsin state law through a claim for Invasion of Privacy. Wisconsin law sets out different forms of conduct that constitute an invasion of privacy; however, in the employment context it usually occurs when publicity is given to a confidential, private aspect of a person’s life.
Former employees who are eligible for Unemployment Compensation can be denied unemployment benefits if the employee was terminated for “misconduct,” among other reasons. What does or does not constitute misconduct is often analyzed if unemployment benefits are denied, as well as other factors, such as whether the employee was actually terminated or whether the employee quit.
Wage & Hour
Current employees in Wisconsin are afforded Wage & Hour protections under both Wisconsin state law and federal law. These laws set standards for compensation, such as minimum wage, overtime, and commissions, and the hours of work that must be compensated, such as travel time and breaks. These laws further provide causes of action for such things as retaliation and unpaid wages, and provide guidance to employers on such things as how to properly classify their employees and recordkeeping.
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