The Ethics Board advises that:
(1) Consistent with statutes that the Ethics Board administers, a company
that employs a lobbyist in Wisconsin and its employee may honor a union
contract pre-dating the employee’s candidacy for election to state government
office, that provides for the company to credit an employee for up to two years
of seniority during an unpaid leave of absence permitted under the contract.
(2) The company should not credit the employee with and the employee
should not accept credit for more than two years of seniority in connection
with a leave of absence granted or taken in connection with the employee’s
service as a state government official.