How to File a  Labor Standards Complaint

Types Of Complaints:

Cessation of Health Care Benefits

Complaints use the Cessation of Health Care Benefits Complaint Form (ERD-12193). The complaint may be filed by a current employee of the business, a retired employee of the business, a former employee of the business, a Union Representative, or a dependent of an employee or retiree.

General Labor Standards

The department may also receive General Labor Standards complaints on the Labor Standards Complaint Form (form LS-119-E) which is available in English or Spanish from anyone alleging a place of employment has violated one or more state labor standards requirements (i.e. overtime, minimum wage, employment of minors, etc).

  • Labor Standards Complaint Form - English (LS-119-E)
  • Queja de Reglamentos de Trabajo - Spanish (LS-119-S)

Plant Closing/Mass Lay-Off Notification Law

Complaints use the Plant Closing/Mass Lay-off Notification Complaint Form (ERD-9646-E). The complaint can be filed by a laid off employee, a discharged employee, a soon to be laid off/discharged employee, the highest municipal official, or a union representative.

Prevailing Wages

Complaints use the Prevailing Wage Complaint Form (ERD-9850). The complaint may be filed by:

  • a Current Employee,
  • a Former Employee,
  • or any person who wishes ERD to Review the payroll records of a contractor on a prevailing wage project.

Comments: This form MUST be used to file a complaint regarding an alleged violation of § 66.0903 or § 103.49, Stats or Ch DWD 290 of the Administrative Code).

Wage Claim

Any current or former employee may file a wage claim against a place of employment alleging the employee has not been paid all agreed upon wages using the Labor Standards Complaint Form (see below) which is available in English or Spanish. Or they may file a wage claim in court within two years of when the wages were earned and payable.

  • Labor Standards Complaint Form - English (LS-119-E)
  • Queja de Reglamentos de Trabajo - Spanish (LS-119-S)
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