DWD 273.03(6) (6) "Traveling sales crew" has the same meaning as in s. 103.34 (1) (d), Stats.
DWD 273.03 Note Note: Section 103.34 (1) (d), Stats., defines "traveling sales crew" as "2 or more individuals who are employed as salespersons or in related support work, who travel together in a group, and who are absent overnight from their permanent places of residence for the purpose of selling consumer goods or services to consumers from house to house, on any street, or in any other place that is open to the public. "Traveling sales crew" does not include 2 or more individuals who are traveling together for the purpose of participating in a trade show or convention or 2 or more immediate family members who are traveling together for the purpose of selling consumer goods or services."
DWD 273.03(7) (7) "Traveling sales crew activities" has the same meaning as in s. 103.34 (1) (e), Stats.
DWD 273.03 Note Note: Section 103.34 (1) (e), Stats., defines "traveling sales crew activities" as "(e) "Traveling sales crew activities" means the sale of consumer goods or services to consumers from house to house, on any street, or in any other place that is open to the public or related support work. "Traveling sales crew activities" does not include the sale of consumer goods or services from a fixed location at a concert, festival, carnival, street fair, public exhibition, or other similar special event with the permission of the organizer of the special event."
DWD 273.03(8) (8) "Traveling sales crew worker" has the same meaning as in s. 103.34 (1) (f), Stats.
DWD 273.03 Note Note: Section 103.34 (1) (f), Stats., defines "traveling sales crew worker" as "a member of a traveling sales crew."
DWD 273.03 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.04 DWD 273.04 Certificate of registration.
DWD 273.04(1) (1) Application. In order to apply for a 12 month original or renewal certificate of registration as a traveling sales crew employer under this chapter, the applicant shall fully complete a written application form furnished by the department and return it to the department.
DWD 273.04 Note Note: Applications should be delivered to the Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division, at Room A300, 201 East Washington Avenue, Madison Wisconsin, or they may be mailed to the DWD Equal Rights Division at P.O. Box 8928, Madison, WI 53708. Application forms may be obtained by writing to the DWD Equal Rights Division at this address, or calling (608) 266-6860, or visiting the DWD Equal Rights Division website at http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/.
DWD 273.04(2) (2)Items required. Along with the completed application form, the following items must be provided to the department:
DWD 273.04(2)(a) (a) Two completed fingerprint cards for each person who is a proprietor, managing partner, manager, or principal officer of the applicant, and for each employee, agent or representative of the applicant who supervises or transports traveling sales crew workers.
DWD 273.04(2)(b) (b) Evidence that the applicant has obtained, as confirmation of its ability to pay any compensation owed to an employee or any penalty imposed by the department, one of the following in the amount of at least $10,000: a surety bond, a certificate of deposit, an escrow account or an irrevocable letter of credit.
DWD 273.04(2)(c) (c) A registration fee of $60.00 for each individual for whom the criminal background check under s. 103.34 (3) (b) 2., Stats., is required.
DWD 273.04(2)(d) (d) Certification by a motor vehicle mechanic that all vehicles used by the applicant to transport traveling sales crews are in compliance with all applicable Wisconsin and federal safety standards as described in s. DWD 273.09 (2). The costs associated with any vehicle inspection are the responsibility of the applicant.
DWD 273.04(2)(e) (e) A copy of the statement provided by the applicant to its employees, as required by s. 103.34 (5) (a) 9., Stats., which describes the transportation to be provided to the employee and which identifies any hazardous materials that the sales crews shall be storing, handling, transporting or having any exposure to, and a copy of any additional information concerning the storage, handling or transportation of hazardous materials which may be required by s. 103.34 (7) (b), Stats.
DWD 273.04(2)(f) (f) Documentation showing that the applicant has in force insurance policies with minimum coverage for commercial automobile liability of $500,000 per person, $2,000,000 per accident and $500,000 of physical damage, and also has commercial general liability coverage of at least $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate.
DWD 273.04(3) (3)Issuance. The department shall process a certificate of registration application when all of the required application documents have been received by the department. The department shall request the criminal background check within 30 calendar days of receipt of the completed application materials. The department shall complete its processing of the registration application within 30 calendar days of its receipt of the results of the criminal background check.
DWD 273.04 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.05 DWD 273.05 Fingerprint cards. When it is necessary to complete the criminal background check required by s. 103.34 (3) (b) 2., Stats., the applicant shall provide two completed fingerprint cards for each individual identified in s. DWD 273.04 (2) (a). The fingerprinting on these cards shall be completed by a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency, or a private entity duly authorized to provide fingerprinting services. The applicant shall include, with the fingerprint cards submitted, documentation identifying the agency or business that administered the fingerprinting.
DWD 273.05 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.06 DWD 273.06 Change of status. If a change occurs in any of the information submitted to the department under s. 103.34 (3) (a), Stats., the registrant shall notify the department of that change within 30 calendar days after the change occurs. If the registrant hires any new individuals who are required to have a criminal background check involving fingerprint cards performed under s. 103.34 (3) (b) 2., Stats., the registrant shall submit to the department, for each new individual hired, an additional registration fee of $60.00 and two completed fingerprint cards.
DWD 273.06 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.07 DWD 273.07 Suspension or revocation of registration. The department may deny, suspend, revoke, restrict or refuse the certificate of registration if the department determines the applicant or registrant is not in compliance with s. 103.34, Stats.
DWD 273.07 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.08 DWD 273.08 Payment and compensation.
DWD 273.08(1) (1) Payment and records required. The employer of a traveling sales crew shall provide payment to its employees on the regularly agreed upon pay dates, which shall in no case be less often than semimonthly. The employer shall keep, for three years, the following records for all traveling sales crew workers:
DWD 273.08(1)(a) (a) Name and address.
DWD 273.08(1)(b) (b) Date of birth.
DWD 273.08(1)(c) (c) Date of entering and leaving employment.
DWD 273.08(1)(d) (d) Time of beginning and ending of work each day.
DWD 273.08(1)(e) (e) Time of beginning and ending of meal periods, when the traveling sales crew worker's meal periods are required or when such meal periods are to be deducted from work time.
DWD 273.08(1)(f) (f) Total number of hours worked per day and per week.
DWD 273.08(1)(g) (g) Rate of pay and wages paid each payroll period.
DWD 273.08(1)(h) (h) The amount of and reason for each deduction from the wages earned.
DWD 273.08(1)(i) (i) Output of the traveling sales crew worker, if paid on other than time basis.
DWD 273.08(1)(j) (j) Documentation that the traveling sales crew worker has been paid the applicable minimum wage for all hours worked each pay period.
DWD 273.08(2) (2)Deductions. The employer may make deductions from pay as allowed under s. 103.34 (6) (b), Stats. The employer shall state clearly on the traveling sales crew worker's paycheck, pay envelope, pay stub, other paper accompanying the wage payment, or simultaneously issued electronic statement corresponding to the wage payment, the number of hours worked, the rate of pay, and the amount of and reason for each deduction from the wages due or earned by the traveling sales crew worker, except such miscellaneous deductions as may have been authorized by request of the individual traveling sales crew worker for reasons personal to himself or herself. The employer may use a reasonable coding system.
DWD 273.08 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; 2013 Wis. Act 361: am. (1) (intro.), (2) Register May 2014 No. 701, eff. 6-1-14.
DWD 273.09 DWD 273.09 Worker safety.
DWD 273.09(1)(1) Vehicles. The vehicle used to transport traveling sales crews shall be used for its intended use. The vehicle shall have all safety equipment required under state and federal laws. The safety equipment shall be operational as defined in these laws.
DWD 273.09(2) (2)Transportation of materials. If any motor vehicle is used by the operator of a traveling sales crew to carry the products or samples of the products that the traveling sales crew is selling, the following requirements apply:
DWD 273.09(2)(a) (a) If the product may pose any hazard to health due to contact with skin, or the breathing of fumes, or for any other reason, the operator shall obtain written information from the manufacturer or an equivalent source on the potential health hazards. The operator shall provide this information to all traveling sales crew workers and shall include the information provided in its application for a certificate of registration.
DWD 273.09(2)(b) (b) The operator shall prepare a plan for the storage of products that are carried with the traveling sales crew which specifies how the products are to be stored in the vehicle, and during any temporary storage outside of the vehicle, to minimize the risk of injury to traveling sales crew workers. The operator shall provide this information to all traveling sales crew workers and shall include the information provided in its application for a certificate of registration.
DWD 273.09 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DWD 273.10 DWD 273.10 Insurance. The registered operator of a traveling sales crew shall maintain in force the following insurance policies:
DWD 273.10(1) (1) Commercial automobile liability that provides minimum coverage limits of $500,000 per person, $2,000,000 per accident and $500,000 of physical damage.
DWD 273.10(2) (2) Commercial general liability that provides minimum coverage limits of $500,000 per occurrence and $1,000,000 aggregate.
DWD 273.10 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; numbering of (1) and (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register August 2010 No. 656.
DWD 273.11 DWD 273.11 Traveling sales crew worker permits and identification cards.
DWD 273.11(1) (1) Requirement. The operator of a traveling sales crew shall obtain a permit and identification card for each traveling sales crew worker who works in Wisconsin or who is recruited from Wisconsin before the traveling sales crew worker begins work.
DWD 273.11(2) (2)Application. In order to obtain a traveling sales crew worker permit and identification card from the department, the traveling sales crew operator shall submit to the department a government-issued picture ID, which shall include date of birth and permanent home address for each worker. Accompanying the government picture ID, a letter from the operator of the traveling sales crew shall be submitted which identifies the following:
DWD 273.11(2)(a) (a) The location where the traveling sales crew worker was recruited.
DWD 273.11(2)(b) (b) The locations where the traveling sales crew worker shall be working.
DWD 273.11(2)(c) (c) A description of the traveling sales crew worker's general duties and responsibilities.
DWD 273.11(2)(d) (d) A description of the products being sold.
DWD 273.11(2)(e) (e) A statement verifying that the required disclosure statement has been provided to the traveling sales crew worker.
DWD 273.11(3) (3)Processing. Within ten calendar days after receipt of the completed application materials, the department shall complete its processing of the application and issue the permit and identification card.
DWD 273.11(4) (4)Operator requirement to carry permit and identification card. The operator of a traveling sales crew and anyone supervising or transporting a traveling sales crew worker shall carry at all times, while engaged in traveling sales crew activities, a copy of each permit and identification card. An operator shall provide a traveling sales crew worker's permit and identification card upon the request of a deputy of the department, a law enforcement officer, or a person with whom the employer, traveling sales crew worker, agent, or representative is doing business.
DWD 273.11(5) (5)Traveling sales crew worker requirement to carry permit and identification card. While engaged in traveling sales crew activities, a traveling sales crew worker shall carry at all times his or her original traveling sales crew worker permit and identification card and his or her government-issued picture ID. A traveling sales crew worker shall provide any one or more of these documents upon the request of a deputy of the department, a law enforcement officer, or a person with whom the traveling sales crew worker is doing business.
DWD 273.11 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; 2013 Wis. Act 361: am. (title), (1), (2) (intro.), (3) to (5) Register May 2014 No. 701, eff. 6-1-14.
DWD 273.12 DWD 273.12 Wage claims. A person for whom an operator is required to obtain a traveling sales crew worker permit is entitled to file an unpaid wage complaint with the department under s. 109.09, Stats.
DWD 273.12 History History: EmR1011: emerg. cr. eff. 4-19-10; CR 09-110: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
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