Wisconsin Application Forms laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Application Forms: What you need to know

The Wisconsin Fair Employment Practice Act specifically prohibits questions on application forms that express any limitation, specification, or discrimination regarding a job applicant's age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, membership in any state or national military forces, genetic test results, or use of any lawful product off the employer's premises during nonworking hours (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 111.322). The Act covers all private and public employers, regardless of size.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development offers a publication outlining interview questions and hiring practices on its website at http://dwd.wisconsin.gov.There is additional information and a detailed discussion of prohibited preemployment inquiries and a list of impermissible inquiries and permissible alternatives. Note: Genetic testing is allowed when an employee requests that a test be performed in order to investigate a worker's compensation claim or to determine his or her susceptibility to potentially toxic substances in the work environment.
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The AIDS Testing Law prohibits employers from requiring that prospective employees or employees be tested for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. It is also unlawful for employers to offer employment or any pay or benefit to a prospective employee in return for taking an HIV test (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 103.15).
Wisconsin's Fair Employment Practice Act prohibits employers from directly or indirectly requiring, requesting, or suggesting that a prospective employee take or submit to a lie detector ...

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