103.935 History History: 1977 c. 17; 1983 a. 189 s. 329 (28).
103.94 103.94 Civil action by migrant workers. Any migrant worker aggrieved by a violation of ss. 103.90 to 103.97 by an employer or by a migrant labor contractor may maintain a civil action on the basis of such violation without regard to exhaustion of any administrative remedy.
103.94 History History: 1977 c. 17.
103.945 103.945 Nonwaiver of rights. Any agreement by a migrant worker purporting to waive or to modify his or her rights under ss. 103.90 to 103.97 shall be void as contrary to public policy.
103.945 History History: 1977 c. 17.
103.96 103.96 Retaliation prohibited.
103.96(1)(1)No employer or migrant labor contractor may terminate, suspend, demote, transfer or take any action otherwise unfavorable to any migrant worker in retaliation for the exercise by such worker of any right secured under the laws and regulations of the United States or of this state or any subdivision thereof.
103.96(2) (2)Any person aggrieved under this section may maintain an action against the employer or migrant labor contractor. In addition to any other damages awarded, an employer or migrant labor contractor found to have violated this section shall be liable to such person aggrieved for full reinstatement and for back wages accumulated during the period of such unlawful retaliation. In cases of willful violation of this section, the court may assess exemplary damages up to double the amount of back wages found due in addition to any other damages awarded. In cases of aggravated circumstances, the court may also assess reasonable attorney fees in addition to any other damages awarded.
103.96 History History: 1977 c. 17; 1993 a. 490.
103.965 103.965 Correction period.
103.965(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (2), if the department determines that any person has violated ss. 103.90 to 103.97 the person shall have a reasonable time, not to exceed 15 days from the day he or she receives notice of the violation, to correct the violation. If the violation is corrected within that period, no penalty may be imposed under s. 103.97.
103.965(2) (2)If an employer violates s. 103.915 (1) 2 or more times in a 10-year period, or violates s. 103.92 by failure to obtain initial certification before opening a camp 2 or more times in a 10-year period, no correction period exists if the 2nd or subsequent violation is intentional or in reckless disregard of the law. This subsection applies only if the first violation in the 10-year period is a conviction or administrative determination of violation which remains of record and is unreversed. The 10-year period shall be measured from the date of the violation which resulted in the conviction or administrative determination of violation.
103.965 History History: 1977 c. 17; 1985 a. 191.
103.965 Note NOTE: 1985 Wis. Act 191, which created sub. (2), provides in section 6 that no person may be denied a correction period under sub. (2) for a 2nd or subsequent violation unless the first violation occurred on or after April 22, 1986.
103.965 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DWD 301.13, Wis. adm. code.
103.967 103.967 Duties of council on migrant labor. The council on migrant labor shall:
103.967(1) (1)Advise the department and other state officials on any matter affecting migrant workers.
103.967(2) (2)Ascertain the conditions under which migrant workers are recruited, employed, housed and protected.
103.967(3) (3)Review in July of every odd-numbered year the minimum hours guaranteed under s. 103.915 (4) (b) and recommend to the legislature any changes the council finds necessary.
103.967(4) (4)Study the coordination of federal and state statutes and rules designed to assist, serve or protect migrant workers and recommend to the department, legislature and other appropriate state agencies any changes in statutes or rules necessary to achieve uniformity insofar as possible between such state and federal statutes and rules.
103.967(5) (5)Review rules submitted by the department under s. 103.968.
103.967 History History: 1977 c. 17.
103.968 103.968 Council review of rules. The department shall submit every rule which it proposes to promulgate under ss. 103.90 to 103.97 to the council on migrant labor at the same time that the department files notice of its intent to promulgate the rule with the presiding officer of each house of the legislature under s. 227.19 (2). If the council disapproves the rule within 45 days after the rule is submitted, the department may not promulgate the rule, and, if promulgated, the rule is void.
103.968 History History: 1977 c. 17; 1979 c. 34, 154; 1985 a. 182.
103.969 103.969 New contract compliance. Any collective bargaining agreement entered into by any person on or after June 7, 1977, shall not violate any provision of chapter 17, laws of 1977.
103.969 History History: 1977 c. 17.
103.97 103.97 Penalties.
103.97(1)(1)
103.97(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), if any person violates ss. 103.90 to 103.97, or fails or refuses to obey any lawful order of the department or any judgment of any court in connection with ss. 103.90 to 103.97, for each such violation, failure or refusal, such person shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $100. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.
103.97(1)(b) (b) Any person who maintains an uncertified camp in violation of an order issued by the department under s. 103.92 for failure in any year to obtain initial certification before opening a camp shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $100 for the first violation, and shall forfeit not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for any such subsequent violation occurring within 10 years. In this paragraph, a “subsequent violation" is a violation occurring after a conviction or an administrative determination of violation, either of which remains of record and is unreversed.
103.97(2) (2)An employer is not liable for a violation of ss. 103.90 to 103.97 if the violation is due to the employer's good faith reliance on the representations of a worker.
103.97 History History: 1977 c. 17; 1985 a. 191.
103.97 Note NOTE: 1985 Wis. Act 191, which created sub. (1) (b), provides in section 6 that no person may be assessed a forfeiture under sub. (1) (b) for a subsequent violation unless the first violation occurred on or after April 22, 1986.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)