Tag: Wisconsin

Criminal Penalties for Unemployment Benefits Fraud On February 27, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (A.B. 710) creating criminal penalties for any person who knowingly makes a false statement or representation to obtain any unemployment insurance benefit payments, either for himself, herself, or for any other person. The law became effective April 1, 2018….

Preemption Bill On April 16, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (A.B. 748) prohibiting both of the following: State or local governments from requiring any person to accept certain collective bargaining provisions or waive its rights under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor law. Local regulation of employee hours and overtime, employment…

Minors Employed as Lifeguards On March 28, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation (A.B. 326) permitting the employment of a minor age 15 and over as a lifeguard so long as an adult employee is present on the premises whenever the minor is working, and the minor successfully completed a bona fide life-saving course….