Governor Walker Signs Local Employment Law Preemption Bill

Earlier today, Governor Walker signed AB 748 which will standardize employment law across the state by prohibiting local governmental units from enacting their own employment law regulations with one notable exception. As we reported a few weeks ago, the initial version of the bill would have also prohibited municipalities from enforcing or enacting employment discrimination ordinances that provide greater protection than that provided by state law. A late amendment to the bill, however, removed that provision so Wisconsin municipalities have retained the authority to enforce or enact such laws.

For our more complete summary of AB 748, see this post.

Please contact Clark & Gotzler with any questions or concerns about this new law or its potential effect on your organization.”