What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

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Wisconsin Minimum Wage Laws

In Wisconsin, the minimum wage is $7.25/hour, matching the federal rate. There are no state-specific adjustments or higher minimum wages beyond the federal standard.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Employers in Wisconsin aren’t required to provide breaks for adult employees, but if they do, breaks under 30 minutes must be paid. Minors working over 6 consecutive hours must have a 30-minute meal break.

2 Years

Filing Claims

Wisconsin’s statute of limitations for overtime claims and minimum wage claims requires that lawsuits be filed within 2 years from the date the work was performed. Wage and benefit claims must be filed within 3 years from the date the work was performed.


Wisconsin Overtime Laws

In Wisconsin, employees receive 1 ½ times their regular pay rate for hours worked over 8 in a day or 40 in a week. Hours paid as daily overtime (over 8 hours in a day) are not counted again towards the weekly 40-hour threshold for overtime pay calculation.

Termination Rules

Employment-At-Will State

Wisconsin follows employment-at-will principles, allowing employers to terminate employees without a written contract for any non-discriminatory reason and without retaliation for lawful actions taken by the employee.