Resources For Employers
Useful Resources for Employers in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond.
The Department’s primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill Labor current job openings.
Wisconsin Labor Standards Bureau
Occupational Wage Comparisons
Wisconsin New Hire Reporting
Federal and state law requires all Wisconsin employers and labor organizations with a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to report within 20 days:
- Each newly hired employee
- Employees who are rehired after a separation of 60 days or more, including individuals who remain on the payroll during the separation
Is a Worker an “Employee” or an “Independent Contractor”?
Labor Law Training Series: “Friday Fundamentals”
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development presents a series of interactive, educational web conferences open to the public from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
These sessions provide basic information about these laws: Fair Employment, Worker’s Compensation, Labor Standards, Unemployment Insurance and Employment and Training.
Most topics are expanded versions of those presented at DWD’s popular Labor Law Clinics. Courses are designed to be most helpful if you are new to your job or to the State of Wisconsin or if you haven’t attended Labor Law training in recent years.
Employer Unemployment Resources
DVR Business Services
Recruiting the right employee and retaining existing, well-trained and productive workers has never been more important to Wisconsin business owners than in today’s economy.
To reach the business and organization success you desire, DVR can assist you to:
- Tap into highly-reliable and qualified job applicants who can put their diverse abilities to work for you.
- Build strategies to ensure that you maintain that critical edge and competitive advantage by holding onto your existing workforce
Employer Wage Reporting
Wisconsin Employers that meet specific requirements are required to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance unless they qualify for Self-Insured status. Employers receive the assurance they will not be sued for damages, medical care and lost wages if their employees get injured while working.
If employees get hurt on the job, employers can direct them to their insurance company’s worker’s compensation system for quality medical and prompt payment of benefits and an early return to work.