2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
January 22, 2014 - Introduced by Senators Grothman and Gudex, cosponsored by
Representatives Born, Bernier, Bies, Craig, Jacque, Knodl, Kulp, Murphy,
Stroebel, Swearingen and Tittl. Referred to Committee on Judiciary and
1An Act to create
103.85 (2) (g) of the statutes; relating to: permitting an
2employee to voluntarily choose to work without one day of rest in seven.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, an employer that owns a factory or mercantile
establishment, subject to certain exceptions, must allow every person employed in
the establishment to take at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven
consecutive days (one day of rest in seven). This bill permits an employee to
voluntarily choose to work without one day of rest in seven.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
103.85 (2) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
(g) An employee who states in writing that he or she voluntarily 5
chooses to work without at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in 7 consecutive days.
(1) One day of rest in seven.
This bill first applies to an employee who is 8
covered under a collective bargaining agreement that contains provisions
inconsistent with this act on the day on which the collective bargaining agreement 2
expires or is extended, modified, renewed, whichever occurs first.