In early October, 2017, the Reform FMLA Bill was introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature to harmonize the state FMLA law with federal FMLA law. As some employers are aware, there are key differences between the two laws, in part because Wisconsin's law was passed several years before the federal law.
Reform FMLA Coalition is a coalition of employer groups supporting this bill. Under the proposal, employers would be exempt from following state law if they also are required to follow federal FMLA requirements. This bill would also clarify for employers and workers what the law is, what benefits are, and help in planning for upcoming leave events. It will not reduce the amount of leave allowed under federal law.