The current minimum wage in Wisconsin is $7.25.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.33, except for trainees, who may be paid $2.13.
Employers are not allowed to require employees to participate in tip pooling or sharing arrangements. Employees may voluntarily agree to participate and rely on the employer to redistribute tips.
Employers are required to pay employees an overtime rate of 1 ½ time their regular pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, unless otherwise exempt.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Employers are not required to provide breaks or meal periods to adult employees, although it is recommended.
If a break is provided that lasts less than 30 minutes, it must be paid.
Employers with factories or mercantile establishments must provide employees with at least 1 period of 24 hours of rest every week unless an employee “states in writing that he or she voluntarily chooses to work without at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in 7 consecutive days.”
All minors must be given a 30-minute, duty-free meal period when they work more than 6 consecutive hours.
Minors 16 and 17 years of age must have 8 hours of rest between shifts if they are employed after 8 p.m.