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The Worker's Compensation Act(WKC-1-P) serves as the foundation for the worker's compensation system. The Act is instrumental to maintaining an effective and efficient system.

The Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act is unique in that amendments are formulated through a collaborative process that involves the primary stakeholders of the system - labor, management, insurers, medical providers, legislators and staff. This process yields an Act that provides a stable and widely supported worker's compensation system.


On March 22, 2024 Governor Tony Evers signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2024, AB-1073. 2023 Wisconsin Act 213 was effective March 24, 2024. See Act 213, AB-1073 and 2023 Wisconsin Act 213 Plain Language Summary for more information. AB-1074 was another agreed upon bill for the 23-24 session that did not pass.

CR 22-072 The permanent rule for computing the average weekly wage for part-time employees that complies with the recent amendments to s. 102.11 (1), Wis. Stats., became effective on June 1, 2023.

2021 Wisconsin Act 232, AB-911

On April 8, 2022 Governor Tony Evers signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2022, AB-911. 2021 Wisconsin Act 232 became effective on April 10, 2022. Wisconsin Act 232 Plain Language Summary


WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2020 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate on January 8, 2020.


WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2018 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate on December 21, 2017.

2015 Wisconsin Act 180, AB-724

On February 29, 2016 Governor Scott Walker signed the WC Agreed Upon Bill for 2016, AB-724. 2015 Wisconsin Act 180 became effective on March 2, 2016. Plain Language Summary


Plain Language Summary of Law Changes: 2015 to present
Worker’s Compensation Act Complete Online Law Book (WKC-1-P) (also includes the footnotes)
Helen Schott Memo - Department Policy Concerning Awarding 20 percent Attorney's Fees on Medical Expenses
Jim O'Malley Memo - Department Policy on Awarding Attorney Fees for Medical Expense Settled by Compromise Agreements