|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
Friday, April 16, 2004
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Madison - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman today announced the department has submitted its amendment to administrative rule s. DWD 272 relating to the increases in the state's minimum wages and will be holding public hearings on the proposed rule.
A minimum wage advisory council, convened by Secretary Gassman at the direction of Governor Jim Doyle, recommended increases in the state's minimum wages from $5.15 per hour to $5.70 per hour after October 1, 2004 and to $6.50 per hour after October 1, 2005. The department has submitted the newly drafted rule, based on the council's recommendations, to the Wisconsin Legislative Council Rules Clearing House and proposes to hold 5 public hearings to consider the amendment of rules related to increasing the state's minimum wages.
Locations and dates of the proposed public hearings
|Mon., May 17, 2004 - 1:00 p.m.
Rock County Job Center
1900 Center Avenue Room K
Tues., May 18, 2004 - 1:00 p.m.
Wed., May 19, 2004 - 1:00 p.m.
|Thurs., May 20, 2004 - 9:00-11:00 a.m.
UW Marathon County
Room 233 Lecture Hall
518 S. 7th Avenue
Thurs., May 20, 2004 - 2:00 p.m.
Detailed information on the recommendations of the Minimum Wage
Advisory Council can be found on the department's website at