|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, February 10, 2004
|News Media Contact
Stevens Point - The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Portage County Job Center will hold a Labor Law Clinic on Tuesday, February 17 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention & Expo Center in Stevens Point. Sponsored by DWD in many cities around the state, in cooperation with local qualifying non-profit organizations, these educational clinics provide information about the laws and rules the agency administers including, but not limited to, unemployment insurance, fair employment laws, workers compensation, family and medical leave and labor standards issues.
"These Labor Law clinics are specifically designed to help those with a desire to learn about or reconfirm their understanding of the basics of labor laws in Wisconsin.," said DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman. "Topics include unemployment insurance (UI) policies on drug and alcohol in the workplace, the principles of the worker’s compensation law, equal rights investigations and unemployment insurance hearing information. Attendees have a chance to ask our agency experts questions about various aspects of Wisconsin’s labor laws."
The topics for the Stevens Point Labor Law Clinic include:
Labor Law Clinic attendance is limited to 100 persons with reservations taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Labor Law Clinic fees vary, but usually range between $40 and $77, depending on the location, type of meal offered, and clinic length. To register for the February 17th clinic visit http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/laborlaw/fliers/20040217.pdf.
For more information about the Labor Law Clinics, visit http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/laborlaw/ For a listing of clinic topics, visit http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/laborlaw/er_topics.htm. If you are interested in sponsoring a Clinic in your area, contact Jack Anchor, DWD Labor Law Clinic Director at (608) 266-9713 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.