DWD: Wages paid to complainants are living wage

Group files complaint citing 101-year-old law 2 weeks ago
DWD: Wages paid to complainants are living wage
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A state agency refuses a complaint filed by more than 100 workers that challenged Wisconsin’s minimum wage.

The group cited a 101-year-old law that says every employer must pay a living wage.

The Department of Workforce Development reviewed the complaint and determined there is no reasonable cause to believe the wages paid to complainants are not a living wage.

Department officials said most of the statements filed by the group of workers and an activist group listed wages that are in excess of the current minimum wage — as high as $15.07 an hour.

The DWD has 20 days to respond to the complaint, which was filed almost two weeks ago.