Register June 2007 No. 618
Chapter DWD 101
WAGES FOR CONTRIBUTION PURPOSES
DWD 101.001   Definitions.
DWD 101.01   Purpose.
DWD 101.02   Remuneration excluded from the definition of wages.
DWD 101.03   Remuneration included in the definition of wages.
DWD 101.04   Prospective application of federal interpretations.
DWD 101.05   Value of room and meals.
DWD 101.06   Internal revenue code requirements.
Ch. DWD 101 Note Note: Chapter ILHR 101 was renumbered Chapter DWD 101 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1997, No. 498.
DWD 101.001 DWD 101.001 Definitions.
DWD 101.001(1)(1) In general. Except as provided in sub. (2), unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, the definitions in ch. DWD 100 apply to this chapter.
DWD 101.001(2) (2) Notwithstanding ch. DWD 100 and unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, in this chapter "employer" means any person who is or becomes subject to the reimbursement financing or contribution requirements of ch. 108, Stats., including multiemployer benefit plans and other third party payors which become liable under s. DWD 110.06.
DWD 101.001 History History: Emerg. cr. (intro.) to (3), (5), (7) and (10), (4) renum. from ILHR 110.001 (9), (6) and (8) renum. from ILHR 110.12 (1) (a) and (b), (9) renum. from ILHR 110.001 (15) and am., eff. 2-19-93; cr. (intro.) to (3), (5), (7) and (10), (4) renum. from ILHR 110.001 (9), (6) and (8) renum. from ILHR 110.12 (1) (a) and (b), (9) renum. from ILHR 110.001 (15) and am., Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. (1) and (2) to be ILHR 100.02 (2) (a) and (b), (3) to be (1), (4) to be ILHR 100.02 (2) (d), r. (5) to (10), Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; r. (intro.), renum. (1) to be (2) and am., cr. (1), Register, September, 1995, No. 477, eff. 10-1-95.
DWD 101.01 DWD 101.01 Purpose. The definition of wages in s. 108.02 (26), Stats., is patterned after the FUTA definition of wages found in 26 USC 3306(b). This chapter clarifies how the department shall apply the definition of wages in s. 108.02 (26), Stats., to assess employer contributions to the unemployment insurance reserve fund. This chapter also specifies changes to the definition of wages in s. 108.02 (26), Stats., and provides interpretations which may be inconsistent with those applied to 26 USC 3306(b), under the authority granted in s. 108.015, Stats.
DWD 101.01 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 2-19-93; cr. Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; am. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; am. Register, September, 2000, No. 537, eff. 10-1-00.
DWD 101.02 DWD 101.02 Remuneration excluded from the definition of wages. Notwithstanding s. 108.02 (26), Stats., wages shall not include remuneration paid to an informer by any federal law enforcement agency or law enforcement agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions for information provided by the individual to the agency.
DWD 101.02 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 2-19-93; cr. Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. (intro.) and am., r. (1) to (4), Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; am. Register, September, 1995, No. 477, eff. 10-1-95.
DWD 101.03 DWD 101.03 Remuneration included in the definition of wages. Notwithstanding s. 108.02 (26), Stats., wages shall include all cash and non-cash remuneration paid for agricultural labor.
DWD 101.03 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 2-19-93; cr. Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. (intro.) and (1) and am., r. (2) to (5), Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
DWD 101.04 DWD 101.04 Prospective application of federal interpretations. A final federal interpretation about whether certain payments constitute wages, either generally or as to a particular case, which differs from an earlier departmental interpretation regarding those payments or kinds of payments shall only be applied prospectively. The department may not retroactively change either its interpretation or a determination based on that interpretation due to a subsequent and different federal interpretation.
DWD 101.04 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 2-19-93; cr. Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. from ILHR 101.05, Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
DWD 101.05 DWD 101.05 Value of room and meals. For purposes of s. 108.02 (26), Stats., the employer shall value lodging and meals at the actual value or, if the actual value is not available, the employer shall make a reasonable estimate of the value. If the actual value or reasonable estimate is not available, the department shall value lodging and meals as follows:
DWD 101.05(1) (1) Lodging - $105.00 per week or $15.00 per day; and
DWD 101.05(2) (2) Meals - $86.00 per week, $12.30 per day or $4.10 per meal.
DWD 101.05 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; emerg. renum. from ILHR 110.08 and am., eff. 2-19-93; renum. from ILHR 110.08 and am., Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. from ILHR 101.09 and am., Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
DWD 101.06 DWD 101.06 Internal revenue code requirements. When s. 108.02 (26), Stats., or FUTA requires that a payment must meet the requirements of a particular section of the internal revenue code in order to not be considered wages, the employer shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department that the payment meets such requirements.
DWD 101.06 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 2-19-93; cr. Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; renum. from ILHR 101.10, Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
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