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Connecting Wisconsin's Workforce

Older Worker

Older workers are a growing pool of untapped resources for solving your labor shortage problems. Learn more about hiring older workers, how to attract and retain older workers, and assess your business older worker climate.

Older Worker Toolkit

Organizations with an Older Worker focus

From the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

Labor Law Clinics

Labor Law Clinics are educational seminars, usually one or two days in length, which are open to the public and feature DWD staff explaining many of the laws and rules the agency administers. For dates and locations of upcoming clinics.


Age Discrimination Laws

State and federal law protects most workers age 40 and older from workplace discrimination. Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Law applies to virtually all private and public employers, regardless of the number of employees. Federal age protections are contained in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, known as the ADEA. The ADEA applies only to employers with 20 or more workers.

See: Age Discrimination in the Workplace
See also: Age Discrimination Laws (federal)