The undertaking required under sub. (5)
shall represent an agreement between the complainant and the surety upon which a decree may be rendered in the same suit or proceeding against the complainant and surety, the complainant and surety submitting themselves to the jurisdiction of the court for that purpose. However, nothing contained in this section deprives any party having a claim or cause of action under or upon an undertaking filed under sub. (5)
from electing to pursue an ordinary remedy by suit at law or in equity.
Sub. (1) and s. 103.62, relating to limitations upon the jurisdiction of a court to issue injunctions in cases arising from labor disputes, are inapplicable to actions brought by the state or its political subdivisions against public employees. Joint School v. Wisconsin Rapids Education Association, 70 Wis. 2d 292
, 234 N.W.2d 289
Clean hands doctrine.
No restraining order or injunctive relief may be granted to any complainant who has failed to comply with any legal obligation which is involved in the labor dispute in question, or who has failed to make every reasonable effort to settle the dispute either by negotiation or with the aid of any available machinery of governmental mediation or voluntary arbitration, but nothing in this section requires a court to await the action of any such tribunal if irreparable injury is threatened.
History: 1997 a. 253
Except as provided in s. 103.56
, any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction granted in a case involving or growing out of a labor dispute is subject to all of the following:
The order or injunction may be granted only on the basis of findings of fact made and filed by the court in the record of the case prior to the issuance of the order or injunction.
The order or injunction shall include only a prohibition of those specific acts that are expressly complained of in the bill of complaint or petition filed in the case and expressly included in findings of fact made and filed by the court as provided under sub. (1)
The order or injunction shall be binding only upon the parties to the suit, their agents, servants, employees and attorneys, or those in active concert and participation with them, who by personal service or otherwise have received actual notice of the order or injunction.
History: 1997 a. 253
If any court issues or denies any temporary injunction in a case involving or growing out of a labor dispute, the court shall, upon the request of any party to the proceedings, and on filing the usual bond for costs, immediately certify the entire record of the case, including a transcript of the evidence taken, to the appropriate appellate court for its review. Upon the filing of the record in the appropriate appellate court, the appeal shall be given preference.
History: 1983 a. 219
; 1997 a. 253
If a person is charged with contempt under this chapter for violation of a restraining order or injunction issued by a court, the accused shall enjoy all of the following:
The rights to bail that are accorded to persons accused of a crime.
The right to be notified of the accusation and a reasonable time to make a defense, if the alleged contempt is not committed in the immediate view or presence of the court.
Upon demand, the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the county in which the contempt was committed, except that this requirement does not apply to contempts committed in the presence of the court or so near to the court as to interfere directly with the administration of justice or to the misbehavior, misconduct or disobedience of any officer of the court in respect to the writs, orders or process of the court. All contempt proceedings brought for the alleged violation of any such restraining order or injunction are independent, original, special proceedings and shall require a unanimous finding of the jury.
A substitution of judge request in this section shall be made under s. 801.58
A jury trial is required in cases of criminal contempt when the penalty imposed is serious, but a striker charged with civil contempt for violation of an order enjoining a teachers strike was not entitled to a jury trial. Joint School v. Wisconsin Rapids Education Association, 70 Wis. 2d 292
, 234 N.W.2d 289
Punishment for contempt.
Punishment for a contempt, specified in s. 103.60
, may be by fine, not exceeding $25, or by imprisonment not exceeding 10 days, in the jail of the county where the court is sitting, or both, in the discretion of the court. If a person is committed to jail for the nonpayment of a fine imposed under this section, the person must be discharged at the expiration of 15 days except that if the person is also committed for a definite time the 15 days must be computed from the expiration of the definite time.
History: 1993 a. 492
; 1997 a. 253
“Nonprofit organization" means an organization described in section 501
(c) of the internal revenue code.
“Permit officer" shall mean any person designated by the department to issue child labor permits.
General standards for employment of minors. 103.65(1)(1)
A minor shall not be employed or permitted to work at any employment or in any place of employment dangerous or prejudicial to the life, health, safety, or welfare of the minor or where the employment of the minor may be dangerous or prejudicial to the life, health, safety or welfare of other employees or frequenters.
No minor under 16 years of age may be employed or permitted to work at any employment for such hours of the day or week, for such days of the week, or at such periods of the day as may be dangerous or prejudicial to the life, health, safety, or welfare of the minor.
History: 1971 c. 271
; 2011 a. 32
The plaintiff was in a class protected by a rule promulgated under this section; the court did not err in giving a “negligence per se" instruction. McGarrity v. Welch Plumbing Co. 104 Wis. 2d 414
, 312 N.W.2d 37
The trial court erred in failing to hold as a matter of law that the employer's violation of child labor laws caused injury and that the defense of the child's contributory negligence was inapplicable to the case. D. L. v. Huebner, 110 Wis. 2d 581
, 329 N.W.2d 890
An employer violating a child labor law is absolutely liable for resulting injuries to the minor, other employees, or frequenters of a place of employment. A driver on a public street may be a frequenter when the employment is in a street trade. Beard v. Lee Enterprises, Inc. 225 Wis. 2d 1
, 591 N.W.2d 156
A minor who paid an entry fee to participate in a featured truck race at a raceway was not an employee of the raceway. Olson v. Auto Sport, Inc. 2002 WI App 206
, 257 Wis. 2d. 298, 651 N.W.2d 328
Powers and duties of the department relating to employment of minors. 103.66(1)
The department may investigate, determine and fix reasonable classifications of employments, places of employment and minimum ages for hazardous employment for minors, and may issue general or special orders prohibiting the employment of minors in employments or places of employment prejudicial to the life, health, safety or welfare of minors, and may carry out the purposes of ss. 103.64
. In fixing minimum ages for hazardous employment for minors under this subsection, the department shall permit the employment of a minor 14 years of age or over as a laboratory assistant for a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides educational opportunities in medically related fields if the minor is under the direct supervision of a mentor and the laboratory at which the minor is employed complies with 10 CFR 20.1207
and 29 CFR 1910.1030
The department may investigate and fix reasonable classifications of employments and hours of employment for minors under 16 years of age and may issue general or special orders fixing for those minors maximum hours of employment per day and per week, maximum days of employment per week, hours at which employment may begin and end, and the duration of lunch and other rest periods as are necessary to protect the life, health, safety, and welfare of those minors. For minors under 16 years of age, the department may not fix hours of employment that exceed the maximum hours per day and per week specified in s. 103.68 (2) (a)
, that exceed the maximum days per week specified in s. 103.68 (2) (c)
, or that begin earlier or end later than the hours specified in s. 103.68 (2) (d)
. For minors 16 years of age or over, the department may fix the duration of lunch and other rest periods, but may not limit hours of employment or issue general or special orders fixing maximum hours of employment per day or per week, maximum days of employment per week, or hours at which employment may begin and end.
The investigations, classifications and orders provided for in subs. (1)
shall be made as provided under s. 103.005
. These orders are subject to review as provided in ch. 227
See also ch. DWD 270
, Wis. adm. code.
An occupation must be listed as a prohibited employment in rules adopted by DWD under s. 103.66 for there to be absolute liability. Perry v. Menomonee Mutual Insurance Co. 2000 WI App 215
, 239 Wis. 2d 26
, 619 N.W.2d 2
d 123, 00-0184
Minimum ages in various employments. 103.67(1)
A minor 14 to 18 years of age may not be employed or permitted to work in any gainful occupation during the hours that the minor is required to attend school under s. 118.15
unless the minor has completed high school, except that any minor may be employed in a public exhibition as provided in s. 103.78
and a minor 16 years of age or over may be employed as an election inspector as provided in s. 7.30 (2) (am)
A minor under 14 years of age may not be employed or permitted to work in any gainful occupation at any time, except that a minor under 14 years of age may be employed or permitted to work as follows to the extent permitted under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 201
Minors 12 years of age or older may be employed in school lunch programs of the school which they attend.
Minors under 14 years of age may be employed in public exhibitions as provided in s. 103.78
Minors 12 years of age or older may be employed in street trades, and any minor may work in fund-raising sales for nonprofit organizations, public schools, private schools, or tribal schools, as provided in ss. 103.21
Minors 12 and 13 years of age may be employed as caddies on golf courses, if they use caddy carts.
Minors 12 years of age or older may be employed in farming.
Minors 12 years of age or older may be employed in and around a home in work usual to the home of the employer, if the work is not in connection with or a part of the business, trade or profession of the employer and the type of employment is not specifically prohibited by ss. 103.64
or by any order of the department.
A minor 12 years of age or older may be employed by a nonprofit organization in and around the home of an elderly person or a person with a disability to perform snow shoveling, lawn mowing, leaf raking, or other similar work usual to the home of the elderly person or person with a disability, if all of the following apply:
The work is not in connection with or a part of the business, trade, or profession of that person.
The minor is paid the applicable minimum wage under s. 104.035
or under federal law, whichever is greater, for the work.
The minor's parent or guardian provides the nonprofit organization with his or her written consent for the minor to perform the work.
Unless prohibited under s. 103.65
, minors 12 years of age or older may be employed under the direct supervision of the minor's parent or guardian in connection with the parent's or guardian's business, trade or profession.
Minors 12 and 13 years of age may be employed as sideline officials for high school football games.
Minors 12 and 13 years of age may be employed under direct adult supervision as officials for athletic events sponsored by private, nonprofit organizations in which the minor would be eligible to participate or in which the participants are the same age as or younger than the minor.
Minors 11 to 13 years of age may be employed as ball monitors at high school football games and practices.
Minors under 14 years of age may be employed as participants in a restitution project under s. 938.245 (2) (a) 5.
, 938.32 (1t) (a)
, 938.34 (5)
, or 938.345
, in a supervised work program or other community service work under s. 938.245 (2) (a) 6.
, 938.32 (1t) (b)
, 938.34 (5g)
, 938.343 (3)
, or 938.345
, or in the community service component of a youth report center program under s. 938.245 (2) (a) 9m.
, 938.32 (1p)
, 938.34 (7j)
, 938.342 (1d) (c)
or (1g) (k)
, 938.343 (3m)
, 938.344 (2g) (a) 5.
, or 938.355 (6) (d) 5.
or (6m) (a) 4.
(3) Sections 103.64
do not apply to the employment of a minor engaged in domestic or farm work performed outside school hours in connection with the minor's own home and directly for the minor's parent or guardian.
See also ch. DWD 270
, Wis. adm. code.
An injured minor cannot be charged with contributory negligence when the child's employment is in violation of a child labor law. Tisdale v. Hasslinger, 79 Wis. 2d 194
, 255 N.W.2d 314
Hours of labor.
Except as the department may from time to time issue orders as provided under s. 103.66 (2)
regulating the hours of employment of minors, the following schedule of hours shall be deemed to be necessary to protect minors from employment dangerous or prejudicial to their life, health, safety, or welfare and shall apply to minors of the ages specified therein:
No minor may be employed or permitted to work at any gainful occupation during such hours as the minor is required under s. 118.15
to attend school.
No minor under 16 years of age may be employed or permitted to work in any gainful occupation, other than in domestic service, farm labor, or public exhibitions, as provided in s. 103.78
, as follows:
For more than 3 hours on a school day or 8 hours on a nonschool day.
For more than 18 hours in a school week or 40 hours in a nonschool week.
Before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. from the day after Labor Day to May 31.
Before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. from June 1 to Labor Day.
At least 30 minutes shall be allowed for each meal period which shall commence reasonably close to 6 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m. or 12 midnight or approximately midway of any work period or at such other times as deemed reasonable by the department. No minor under age 18 shall be employed or permitted to work more than 6 consecutive hours without a meal period.
See also ch. DWD 270
, Wis. adm. code.
Designation of a permit officer. 103.695(1)(a)(a)
The department shall designate a school board, as defined in s. 115.001 (7)
, as a permit officer unless the school board refuses the designation.
A school board designated as a permit officer under par. (a)
may assign the duties of permit officer to an officer or employee of the school district.
The department may designate persons other than school boards as permit officers, regardless of whether any school board refuses designation as a permit officer under sub. (1) (a)
History: 1987 a. 187
Permits necessary for minors; exceptions. 103.70(1)(1)
Except as otherwise provided in sub. (2)
and in ss. 103.21
, 938.245 (2) (a) 5. b.
, 938.32 (1t) (a) 2.
, and 938.34 (5) (b)
and (5g) (c)
, and as may be provided under s. 103.79
, a minor may not be employed or permitted to work at any gainful occupation or employment, unless employed under an apprentice contract under s. 106.01
, unless 12 years and over and engaged in farming, unless 14 years and over and enrolled in a youth apprenticeship program under s. 106.13
, or unless there is first obtained from the department or a permit officer a written permit authorizing the employment of the minor within those periods of time stated in the permit, which may not exceed the maximum hours prescribed by law.
A minor may be employed without a permit in or around a home in work usual to the home of the employer, if the work is not in connection with or a part of the business, trade, or profession of the employer; is in accordance with the minimum age stated in s. 103.67 (2) (f)
; and is not specifically prohibited by ss. 103.64
or by an order of the department.