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Business Regulations

Simple-to-understand laws and regulations interpreted for foodservice and restaurant operators in Wisconsin. Includes FAQs on the laws in easy-to-understand language.

Fed vs. State
Federal vs. State

Which laws apply, state or federal?
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage

Calculating minimum wage for tipped
and non-tipped employees.
Teen Labor
Teen Labor

Rules and teen labor laws for employees under age 18.
All Laws and Regs

Full documents are conveniently located in the HERO Manual and in Members Only for the following topics: Alcohol, Breakage & Errors, Employee Breaks, Fed. Vs. State, FMLA, Harassment, Interviewing, Minimum Wage, OSHA, Overtime, Posters, Smoking, Teens, Tips & Taxes, Unemployment Comp, Uniforms, Worker’s Comp and Wisconsin Food Code.

Wisconsin Food Code
Food code guidelines at the state and national level. (FREE access)

Food Safety Fact Sheets (DATCP)
Wisconsin Food Code Forms and Publications
Food Code – Admininstrative Code 
Food Code Reference Guide (PDF)
Bare Hand Contact Information (PDF)
Sick Employee Policy
Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines
Health Inspections
Nine Tips to Prepare for a Health Inspection
Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines
CIFOR Industry Guidelines for owners, operators and managers of food establishments

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