Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
The Department of Workforce Development is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Wisconsin. They are the first point of contact for Wisconsin employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Workforce Development's scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Workforce Development via these channels:
201 E. Washington Ave., #A400
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Federal Department of Labor Offices in Wisconsin
There is one branch office of the Federal Department of Labor located in Wisconsin. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-1590
Contact: Vacant, Asst. District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Workforce Development Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Wisconsin minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Wisconsin state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).