Who May File A Wisconsin Wage Claim?

Employees have the right to file a wage claim with the Equal Rights Division if there is a dispute with the employer in the amount of wages owed, or if an employer fails to pay the wages agreed upon for the time actually worked. If the employer refuses to pay wages earned on the regular established payday, the employee should request payment. If the employee doesn't receive the payment after 6 days, the employee may file a claim with the Division. Once a claim is filed, the department will seek to resolve the matter with the employer.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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