WISCONSIN - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:




Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage


State Enforcement Agency

State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division

Website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/ 

Relevant Forms: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/forms/erd/ls_119_e.htm

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development

Website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/wc/

Field Sanitation

State Enforcement Agency:

Department of Workforce Development

Website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/

Pesticide Safety

• There is a state statute regulating pesticide use in agriculture. (WIS. STAT. ANN. § 94.67 – 94.77)
• Additionally, the state has administrative rules regarding agricultural worker protection in pesticide use, which primarily codify the federal requirements under 40 CFR 170. (WIS. ADMIN CODE ATCP § 29.60 – 29.66)
• Suspected pesticide poisoning is reportable condition. (WIS. ADMIN CODE DHS § 145)

State Enforcement Agency:

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Bureau of Agrichemical Management

Website: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ACMOverview.aspx

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Action of Wisconsin