April 1, 2015, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill that requires employers to provide up to 6 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave to employees in a 12-month period for the purpose of donating bone marrow or an organ. 2015 Senate Bill 517 passed both the Senate and the Assembly with broad bi-partisan support.
Under the new law:
Employers will be required to provide many of the same job protections to employees who take leave for bone marrow or organ donation as those provided to employees taking other Family and Medical Leave Act leaves of absence. Continue reading
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