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Wisconsin Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness)

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Wisconsin, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Wisconsin

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Wisconsin Equal Rights Division (WERD)

Madison Office
1 South Pinckney Street, Room 320
P.O. Box 8928
Madison, WI 53708-8928
Phone: (608) 266-6860
TDD: (608) 264-8752
Fax: (608) 267-4592

Milwaukee Office
819 North Sixth St., Room 255
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-4384
TDD: (414) 227-4081
Fax: (414) 227-4084

 

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/

Agency Description/Mission: WERD's mission is to protect the rights of all people in Wisconsin under the civil rights and labor standards laws we administer; to achieve compliance through education, outreach, and enforcement by empowered and committed employees; and to perform our responsibilities with reasonableness, efficiency, and fairness.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Milwaukee District Office
310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2292
Phone: (414) 297-1111
TTY: (414) 297-1115

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2.  Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Appleton Area Office
1648 Tri Park Way
Appleton, WI 54914
Phone: (920) 734-4521
Fax: (920) 734-2661

Madison Area Office
4802 E. Broadway
Madison, WI 53716
Phone: (608) 441-5388
Fax: (608) 441-5400

Eau Claire Area Office
1310 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 832-9019
Fax: (715) 832-1147

Milwaukee Area Office
Henry S. Reuss Building, Suite 1180
310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-3315
Fax: (414) 297-4299

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment Insurance Division

Madison
Phone: (608) 232-0678 (claims filing)
Phone: (608) 232-0824 (questions/assistance)

Milwaukee
Phone: (414) 438-7700 (claims filing)
Phone: (414) 438-7713 (questions/assistance)

Toll-Free: (800) 822-5246 (claims filing)
Toll-Free: (800) 494-4944 (questions/assistance)

TTY (toll free): (888) 393-8914

E-Mail: ui@dwd.state.wi.us

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/

How to Apply Online for Unemployment Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

Claimant Handbook

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Labor Standards Bureau

Madison Office
201 East Washington Avenue Room A300
P.O. Box 8928
Madison, WI 53708-8928
Phone: (608) 266-6860
TTY: (608) 264-8752
Fax: (608) 267-4592

Milwaukee Office
819 North Sixth Street, Room 255
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-4384
TTY: (414) 227-4081
Fax: (414) 227-4084

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/labor_standards_bureau/

Hours of Work & Overtime

Minimum Wage

How to File a Labor Standards Complaint

How to File a Wage Claim

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division
Madison District Office
740 Regent Street, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53715-1233
Phone: (608) 264-5221
Fax: (608) 264-5224

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Department of Workforce Development

Workers' Compensation Division
201 East Washington Avenue, Room C-100
P. O. Box 7901
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 266-1340
Fax: (608) 267-0394

Web Address: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/

Workers' Page

How Do I File a Claim

Injured Workers' Rights & Responsibilities

Worker's Compensation Basic Facts

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