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HR Member Participation Forum Registration Form

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Member Town Hall Registration Form

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ABC of Wisconsin Merit Fund Event

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What the statewide mask order means for contractors

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers today declared a public health emergency and issued an emergency order mandating the statewide use of face masks for all residents [...]

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Do employees need to wear masks on breaks or at lunch?

No. Employees are not required to wear masks when eating or drinking, but masks must be used as soon as employees are done with these activities.

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Does the use of a face shield meet the requirement?

No. This order does not allow the use of a face shield to replace a face covering, unless a mask would create a risk to the individual.

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Do employees need to wear masks when traveling to jobs or jobsites?

If individuals are sharing a vehicle with persons from another household, masks must be worn.

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Does the fogging of safety glasses exempt employees from having to wear masks?

No. Contractors should take the necessary steps to remediate fogging of glasses so they are not a safety hazard. This may include the use of anti-fogging glasses, anti-fogging spray or wipes, or [...]

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What if an employee “refuses” to wear a face covering?

Employers may enforce non-discriminatory rules through its normal process. Many employers rely on progressive discipline. Unionized employers may have a duty to bargain rules before imposing [...]

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What are my obligations as an employer to ensure my employees comply with the order?

While the obligations of the Governor’s order apply to individuals, an employer that does not take reasonable steps to require employees to comply with the order could risk civil claims based [...]