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On April 1, 2015, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill that requires employers to provide up to 6 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave to employees in a 12-month period for the purpose of donating bone marrow or an organ. 2015 Senate Bill 517 passed both the Senate and the Assembly with broad bi-partisan support.
Under the new law:
Employers should be prepared to update their handbooks to incorporate a bone marrow and organ donation leave policy.
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