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Wisconsin State Employment Laws

The state of Wisconsin has restrictions on what can be reported in a background screening report beyond what the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) dictates.

RestrictionExplanation
Key Municipal Employment Restriction on Private Employers: MadisonEmployers in Madison have additional restrictions pursuant to Municipal Code §39.03(8).
Use of arrest record with no convictionEmployer may not inquire about arrests without conviction except for pending charges.

See the statute here for more information.
Use of Social Media Password InformationAs a condition of employment, an employer may not request or require an employee or applicant for employment to disclose access information for the personal Internet account of the employee or applicant or to otherwise grant access to or allow observation of that account.

See the statute here for more information.

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