“Employee" means an individual employed in this state by an employer.
“Employee's commander" means the Civil Air Patrol commanding officer of the flight, squadron, group, wing, or region to which the employee is assigned, the Civil Air Patrol national commander, or the Civil Air Patrol incident commander or agency liaison for the emergency service operation for which the employee has taken a leave of absence under sub. (2) (a)
“Employer" means a person engaging in any activity, enterprise, or business in this state employing at least 11 individuals on a permanent basis. “Employer" includes the state and any office, department, independent agency, authority, institution, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature and the courts.
Subject to the limitations specified in par. (b)
, an employer shall grant a leave of absence without pay to an employee to allow the employee to participate in an emergency service operation if all of the following conditions are met:
Prior to the emergency service operation, the employee notifies the employer in writing that the employee is a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
For an emergency service operation that begins before the employee is required to report for work, the employee provides a written statement under par. (c)
if required by the employer.
For an emergency service operation that begins after the employee reports for work, the employee, in addition to providing a written statement under par. (c)
if required by the employer, secures authorization from the employer to leave work before leaving to participate in the emergency service operation.
The leave of absence does not unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.
No employee may take more than 5 consecutive workdays of leave under par. (a)
or more than 15 days of leave under par. (a)
in any year.
An employer that grants a leave of absence under par. (a)
to an employee may require the employee to provide a written statement from the employee's commander, or the designated representative of the employee's commander, certifying that the employee was participating in an emergency service operation at the time of the leave of absence.
For purposes of determining seniority and pay advancement, and for the receipt of employment benefits that may be affected by a leave of absence, the status of an employee who takes a leave of absence under par. (a)
shall be considered to be uninterrupted by the leave of absence.
Discrimination based on Civil Air Patrol membership prohibited.
No employer or other person may do any of the following:
Refuse to hire or employ an individual, terminate an individual from employment, or discriminate against an individual in promotion, in compensation, or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the individual is or applies to be a member of the Civil Air Patrol or because the individual performs, has performed, applies to perform, or has an obligation to perform service in the Civil Air Patrol.
Print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any statement, advertisement, or publication, or use any form or application for employment, or make any inquiry in connection with prospective employment, that implies or expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination with respect to an individual or any intent to make such a limitation, specification, or discrimination because the individual is or applies to be a member of the Civil Air Patrol or because the individual performs, has performed, applies to perform, or has an obligation to perform service in the Civil Air Patrol.
No employer or other person may interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of the right of an employee to take a leave of absence as provided in sub. (2) (a)
No employer or other person may discharge or discriminate against an employee in promotion, in compensation, or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment for taking a leave of absence as provided in sub. (2) (a)
, opposing a practice prohibited under this section, filing a complaint or attempting to enforce any right under this section, or testifying or assisting in any action or proceeding to enforce any right under this section.
An employee whose right to take a leave of absence under sub. (2) (a)
is interfered with, restrained, or denied in violation of sub. (4) (a)
or who is refused employment, terminated, discharged, or discriminated against in violation of sub. (3)
or (4) (b)
may file a complaint with the department of workforce development, and that department shall process the complaint in the same manner that employment discrimination complaints are processed under s. 111.39
. If that department finds that an employer or other person has violated sub. (3)
or (4) (a)
, it may order the employer or other person to take action to remedy the violation, including granting the leave of absence under sub. (2) (a)
, reinstating the employee, providing compensation in lieu of reinstatement, providing back pay accrued not more than 2 years before the complaint was filed, and paying reasonable actual costs and attorney fees to the complainant.
History: 2009 a. 56
; 2011 a. 258
Death gratuity; national guard and state defense force.
If a national guard member or state defense force member dies from an accidental injury while performing services growing out of and incidental to the member's employment while the member is on state active duty, the department shall voucher and pay from the appropriation under s. 20.465 (1) (dm)
an amount equal to $100,000 to the member's designated beneficiary.
History: 2017 a. 274
; s. 35.17 correction.
Continuation of payment. 321.68(1)(1)
In this section, “injury” means a mental or physical harm.
The department of administration shall administer this section in the same manner it administers s. 230.36
If a member of the national guard or state defense force suffers injury in the performance of his or her duties while on state active duty, the member shall continue to be fully paid under s. 321.35
upon the same basis as paid prior to the injury.
The full pay under par. (a)
shall continue while the member is unable to return to active duty as the result of the injury or until the termination of his or her state active duty. At any time during the member's period of disability the department may, at the department's expense, order physical or medical examinations to determine the degree of disability.
A member denied benefits under this section may appeal to the employment relations commission under s. 230.45 (1) (d)
The department is entitled to the right of subrogation for payments made under this section to the same extent an employing agency is entitled to the right of subrogation under s. 230.36 (5)
History: 2017 a. 274