Wisconsin Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Wisconsin, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Wisconsin

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (WERD)

Madison Office
1 South Pinckney Street, Room 320
P.O. Box 8928
Madison, WI 53708-8928
Phone: (608) 266-6860
TDD: (608) 264-8752
Fax: (608) 267-4592

Milwaukee Office
819 North Sixth St., Room 255
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-4384
TDD: (414) 227-4081
Fax: (414) 227-4084


Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/

Agency Description/Mission: WERD's mission is to protect the rights of all people in Wisconsin under the civil rights and labor standards laws we administer; to achieve compliance through education, outreach, and enforcement by empowered and committed employees; and to perform our responsibilities with reasonableness, efficiency, and fairness.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Milwaukee District Office
310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292
Phone: (414) 297-1111
TTY: (414) 297-1115

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2.  Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Appleton Area Office
1648 Tri Park Way
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: (920) 734-4521
Fax: (920) 734-2661

Madison Area Office
4802 E. Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 441-5388
Fax: (608) 441-5400

Eau Claire Area Office
1310 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-9019
Fax: (715) 832-1147

Milwaukee Area Office
Henry S. Reuss Building, Suite 1180
310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-3315
Fax: (414) 297-4299

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment Insurance Division

Phone: (608) 232-0678 (claims filing)
Phone: (608) 232-0824 (questions/assistance)

Phone: (414) 438-7700 (claims filing)
Phone: (414) 438-7713 (questions/assistance)

Toll-Free: (800) 822-5246 (claims filing)
Toll-Free: (800) 494-4944 (questions/assistance)

TTY (toll free): (888) 393-8914

E-Mail: ui@dwd.state.wi.us

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/

How to Apply Online for Unemployment Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Claimant Handbook

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Labor Standards Bureau

Madison Office
201 East Washington Avenue Room A300
P.O. Box 8928
Madison, WI 53708-8928
Phone: (608) 266-6860
TTY: (608) 264-8752
Fax: (608) 267-4592

Milwaukee Office
819 North Sixth Street, Room 255
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-4384
TTY: (414) 227-4081
Fax: (414) 227-4084

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/labor_standards_bureau/

Hours of Work & Overtime

Minimum Wage

How to File a Labor Standards Complaint

How to File a Wage Claim

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division
Madison District Office
740 Regent Street, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53715-1233
Phone: (608) 264-5221
Fax: (608) 264-5224

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Department of Workforce Development

Workers' Compensation Division
201 East Washington Avenue, Room C-100
P. O. Box 7901
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1340
Fax: (608) 267-0394

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/

Workers' Page

How Do I File a Claim

Injured Workers' Rights & Responsibilities

Worker's Compensation Basic Facts

Contact Us

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Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 293-0015
Fax: (202) 293-0115

Clark Weekly

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Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment: Legal Standards

We hear a lot in the news about pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace and people are starting to call it out more and more in the media. But we don't hear much about what to do when you are being sexually harassed, or how the law protects you.


Blog of the Week

“Bezos, Our Backs Are Tired”: Amazon Workers Strike on Prime Day

On Monday afternoon, in the blistering heat of a 95-degree day, approximately 50 Amazon workers and community supporters rallied outside of a suburban Minnesota Amazon warehouse chanting, “We work, We sweat, Amazon workers need a rest!” That chant was followed by, “Hey Jeff Bezos! Our backs are tired and our funds are low!"

Thought for the Week

"For much of our nation's history, people of color — particularly women — have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture. By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important step toward correcting that history and ensuring people of color are protected from all forms of discrimination."

– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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