On May 5, 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law that preempts the Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (the Ordinance). The Ordinance required employers to pay up to nine days of paid sick leave per calendar year to individuals employed within the geographic boundaries of Milwaukee. The new state law prohibits local governments from enacting a law requiring private employers to provide paid or unpaid leave to employees, noting that such leaves are of statewide concern under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act. As a result of this new state law, the Ordinance is void, and as such, employers do not need to comply with the Ordinance.