Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development History
50th Anniversary of the first Worker's Compensation Law

Senator Theodore W. Brazeau addresses the State Senate
1961: On the 50th anniversary of the passage of the first worker's compensation law, Senator Theodore W. Brazeau addresses the State Senate. In 1909, Senator Brazeau introduced a proposal to provide compensation insurance which was the first attempt at workers compensation legislation.


Updated February 06, 2012
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