Legislation allowing employees bringing successful discrimination claims against businesses to obtain compensatory and punitive damages along with reimbursement for back pay, reinstatement, costs and attorneys fees, has been adopted by the Wisconsin Legislature and sent to the Governor for signature.  2009 Senate Bill 20, www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/SB20-SSA1.pdf, previously commented on in this blog, will apply to acts of employment discrimination which are first committed on the effective date of the act, which will be the day after its publication, or on the second day after publication of the 2009-11 biennial budget, whichever occurs later.