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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"The masculine structure of the workplace — having men there for as many hours as [bosses] wanted — depends on the olden days, when men had someone at home who was taking care of all their needs. Definitions of fatherhood are changing, and definitions of motherhood are changing more quickly in our social worlds than they are in our work worlds."

–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

List of the Week

from National Woman's Law Center

Equal Pay for Latinas

  • The wage gap between Latinas and white, non-Hispanic men is far larger than the wage gap between all women and all men.
  • Latinas nationally are typically paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
  • Latinas’ share of high-wage jobs (defined as those in the 40 highest-paying jobs) is staggeringly low, at 3.1 percent

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