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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wisconsin Introduces Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave


Effective July 1, 2016, Wisconsin employers who employ at least 50 employees on a “permanent basis” must provide eligible employees up to six weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for bone marrow and organ donation leave. A copy of the law can be found here: Wis. Stat. § 103.11.

The new law is similar to Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)in that an employee is eligible for leave to donate bone marrow and/or organs when he or she has worked for the employer for more than 52 consecutive weeks and for at least 1,000 hours during that period. Employees may elect to substitute paid or unpaid time provided by the employer during approved leave. Health insurance coverage must be continued during the approved leave.

Employees must provide reasonable and practicable advance notice of the need to take bone marrow and organ donation leave. The law requires the employee to make reasonable efforts to schedule the leave to avoid unduly disrupting the employer’s operation, albeit subject to the health care provider’s approval. Continue reading
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