When it comes to building and strengthening the workforce, Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is on the job. The department provides job services, training and employment assistance for job seekers, as well as services for employers seeking new workers. Other responsibilities include administering equal rights in the workplace, managing unemployment insurance programs, enforcing laws related to minimum wage or overtime pay, and ensuring workers compensation. Related agency, the Labor and Industry Review Commission, decides appeals for legal cases involving unemployment insurance, worker's compensation, and equal rights. DVW began as the Wisconsin Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1883.