2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 27, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Born, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Czaja,
Edming, Kleefisch, Knodl, Kremer, Kulp, Murphy, A. Ott, Quinn and
Rohrkaste, cosponsored by Senators Wanggaard and LeMahieu. Referred to
Committee on Labor.
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 7.
This act first applies to an employee who is covered 8
under a collective bargaining agreement that contains provisions inconsistent with
this act on the day on which the collective bargaining agreement expires or is 2
extended, modified, or renewed, whichever occurs first.