COVID-19 Legal Update: Wisconsin
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
Occupational disease is chronic physical or mental harm caused by exposure over a period of time to some employment-related substance, condition or activity. Occupational disease includes loss of hearing and deterioration of bodily functions. Examples of common types of occupational disease are dermatitis (skin trouble), infection, silicosis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, lead poisoning, and respiratory disease. In addition, occupational disease includes deterioration of bodily function caused by working conditions over a period of time. For instance, hernias and back trouble caused by repetitive motion or repeated strain over a period of time are considered occupational diseases under the law.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
Division of Hearings - Telephonic/ Video Conferences
April 10, 2020
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Telephonic Hearings from 3/23/2020 until further notice.
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
UPDATE - 5/13/20: WI Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor's Stay-at-Home Order
ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020