According to the United States Department of Labor, employees in Wisconsin are offered certain amounts family and medical leave under both state and federal law. These guidelines provide protection for workers who meet the eligibility standards, which is based on the amount of time that the employee has spent working for the employer and the size of the employer, which is defined by the number of workers that it employs.
In Wisconsin, eligible employees are offered leave for a number of reasons, including serious health conditions affecting the employee or the employee's immediate family member. A serious health condition is defined as a disabling condition that requires treatment or supervision by a health care provider. Family leave may also be granted if the employee gives birth or adopts a child. Employees are allowed six weeks of leave for birth or adoption and two weeks of leave for health-related issues.