How to File a Complaint with the Labor Standards Bureau
Types Of Complaints:
- Plant Closing/Mass Lay-Off Notification Law complaint
- Cessation of Health Care Benefits complaint
- Prevailing Wages complaint
- Wage Claims
- General Labor Standards complaint
Complaints use the Plant Closing/Mass Lay-off Notification Complaint Form. The complaint can be filled by a Laid Off employee, a Discharged employee, a Soon To Be Laid Off /Discharged employee, the Highest Municipal Official, or a Union Representative.
Complaints use the Cessation of Health Care Benefits Complaint Form. The complaint may be filled 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.
Complaints use the Prevailing Wage Complaint Form. The complaint may be filled 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 s. 66.0903 or s. 103.49, Stats or Ch DWD 290 of the Administrative Code).
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.
The department may also receive General Labor Standards complaints on the Labor Standards Complaint Form (see below) 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, child labor, etc).