Register June 2007 No. 618
Chapter DWD 147
SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYERS
DWD 147.001   Definitions.
DWD 147.01   Purpose.
DWD 147.02   Affected employers.
Ch. DWD 147 Note Note: Chapter ILHR 147 was renumbered Chapter DWD 147 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1997, No. 498.
DWD 147.001 DWD 147.001 Definitions. Unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, the definitions in ch. DWD 100 apply to this chapter.
DWD 147.001 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1995, No. 477, eff. 10-1-95.
DWD 147.01 DWD 147.01 Purpose.
DWD 147.01(1)(1) Under s. 108.066, Stats., an employer engaged in agricultural activities may apply to the department by May 31 for designation as a seasonal employer. In response to such application the department shall issue an appealable determination by June 30. The department shall grant seasonal employer designation if it determines that:
DWD 147.01(1)(a) (a) The employer is primarily engaged in agricultural production, agricultural services, forestry, or commercial fishing, hunting, or trapping;
DWD 147.01(1)(b) (b) The employer customarily operates primarily during 2 calendar quarters within a year;
DWD 147.01(1)(bm) (bm) At least 75% of the wages paid by the employer during the preceding year were paid for work performed during those 2 calendar quarters; and
DWD 147.01(1)(c) (c) The employer is not delinquent in making any contribution report or payment.
DWD 147.01(2) (2) This chapter enumerates which employers the department shall consider to be primarily engaged in agricultural production, agricultural services, forestry, or commercial fishing, hunting, or trapping.
DWD 147.01 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, November 1999, No. 527.
DWD 147.02 DWD 147.02 Affected employers. An employer shall be considered to be primarily engaged in agricultural production, agricultural services, forestry, or commercial fishing, hunting, or trapping if the department determines that the employer's primary type of business activity is one of those specified in figure DWD 147.02 and assigns the employer one of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes listed in that figure. [see Figure 147.02 following]
DWD 147.02 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1994, No. 466, eff. 11-1-94.
Figure DWD 147.02:
Major Group 01. - Agricultural Production - Crops
This major group includes establishments (e. g. farms, orchards, greenhouses, nurseries) primarily engaged in the production of crops, plants, vines, and trees (excluding forestry operations). Also includes establishments primarily engaged in the operation of sod farms, and cranberry bogs; in the production of mushrooms, bulbs, flower seeds, and vegetable seeds; and in the growing of hydroponic crops. Seeds of field crops are classified in the same industry as crops grown for other purposes. - See PDF for table PDF
Major Group 02. - Agricultural Production - Livestock and Animal Specialties
This major group includes establishments (e. g. farms, ranches, dairies, feedlots, egg production facilities, broiler facilities, poultry hatcheries, apiaries) primarily engaged in the keeping, grazing, or feeding of livestock for the sale of livestock or livestock products (including serums), for livestock increase, or for value increase. Livestock, as used here, includes cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and poultry of all kinds; also included in this major group are animal specialties, such as horses, rabbits, bees, fish in captivity, and fur-bearing animals in captivity. - See PDF for table PDF
Major Group 07. - Agricultural Services
This major group includes establishments primarily engaged in performing soil preparation services, crop services, veterinary services, other animal services, farm labor and management services, and landscape and horticultural services, for others on a contract or fee basis. - See PDF for table PDF
Major Group 08. - Forestry
This major group includes establishments primarily engaged in the operation of timber tracts, tree farms, forest nurseries, and related activities such as reforestation services and the gathering of gums, barks, balsam needles, maple sap, Spanish moss, and other forest products. - See PDF for table PDF
Major Group 09. - Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping
This major group includes establishments primarily engaged in commercial fishing (including crabbing, lobstering, clamming, oystering, and the gathering of sponges and seaweed), and the operation of fish hatcheries and fish and game preserves, in commercial hunting and trapping, and in game propagation. - See PDF for table PDF
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