Catholic Charities Bureau v. State of Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission (2023)

FFRF filed an amicus brief in the Wisconsin Supreme Court in support of the state. This brief argued against five religiously-affiliated nonprofit organizations who claimed they should be exempted from the state unemployment system.

This brief argued that allowing the Catholic Charities Bureau and affiliated nonprofits to circumvent unemployment insurance programs would have a far-reaching impact for Wisconsin employees. It goes on to explain that an exemption would result in thousands of healthcare and educational workers losing the protections afforded by the unemployment program.

Special thank you to FFRF Law Student Intern Peyton Williams for his hard work and contributions to this brief.


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