Overtime Rule Halted

Madison – Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Mazzant halted the overtime rule that President Obama’s Labor Department issued earlier this year. The new rule was to go into effect on December 1, and would have more than doubled the level at … Continued

WMC Statement on Right to Work Decision

In response to today’s order from District 3 of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals granting a stay of Dane County Judge Foust’s decision to strike down Wisconsin’s Right to Work law, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Scott Manley, … Continued

Overtime Rules – Government Interference in the Workplace

By Chris Reader Director of Health and Human Resources Policy Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce This week, President Obama’s Department of Labor moved forward with extensive changes to the nation’s overtime regulations. The stated intent of the new rule is to … Continued

WMC Opposes Obama Overtime Rule

Government Mandated Wage Increases Will Kill Jobs, Stifle Growth Madison – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s chamber, today blasted a proposal from the U.S. Department of Labor to mandate more than $1 billion in overtime for businesses across the … Continued

WMC Urges Appeals Court to Restore Right-to-Work Law

Wisconsin Chamber Files Amicus Brief to Overturn Dane County Judge MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce, is asking an appeals court to restore Right-to-Work in Wisconsin and reverse a Dane County judge who found the … Continued

WMC Statement on Right to Work Lawsuit

Madison – Today a Dane County judge struck down 2015 Act 1, Wisconsin’s Right to Work law. WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Scott Manley, issued the following statement in response to the judge’s decision: “The judge’s ruling is … Continued

Job-killing Minimum Wage Hike Already Introduced

Less than 24 hours after taking the oath of office for the 2015-17 legislative session, Democrat Rep. Cory Mason introduced a job-killing bill to force a minimum wage hike on all employers in Wisconsin. In addition to simply raising the … Continued

Continuing Wisconsin’s Era of Reform

By Kurt R. Bauer Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Wisconsin’s transformation from an anti-business to a pro-business state has been remarkable, but it is also incomplete. There is more work to be done in order for our state to achieve its … Continued

Voters Oppose Minimum Wage Hike When Told Of Job Losses

Study Finds 27,000 Jobs Lost in Wisconsin MADISON – Wisconsin could lose more than 27,000 jobs if a $10.10 per hour minimum wage was passed into law, according to a new study. Four leading business associations used the study’s findings … Continued