103.29(2) (2) In addition to the penalties under sub. (1), any employer who employs any minor in violation of s. 103.24 or 103.275 (1) or (4) (b) or rules of the department shall be liable, in addition to the wages paid, to pay to each minor affected, an amount equal to twice the regular rate of pay as liquidated damages for all hours worked in violation per day or per week, whichever is greater.
103.29 History History: 1971 c. 271; 1981 c. 390; 1987 a. 332 ss. 8 to 10, 64; 1989 a. 113.
103.30 103.30 Penalty on newspapers for allowing minors to loiter around premises. A newspaper publisher or printer or person having for sale newspapers or magazines shall not permit any minor under 18 years of age to loiter or remain around any premises where the newspapers or magazines are printed, assembled, prepared for sale or sold when the minor is required under s. 118.15 to attend school. Any person violating this section is subject to the penalties specified in s. 103.29.
103.30 History History: 1971 c. 271; 1973 c. 183; 1987 a. 332.
103.31 103.31 Penalty on parent or guardian. Any parent or guardian who permits a minor under his or her control to be employed in violation of ss. 103.21 to 103.31 or of any order of the department issued thereunder may be required to forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $250 for each day of the first offense and, for the 2nd or subsequent violation of ss. 103.21 to 103.31 within 5 years, as measured from the dates the violations initially occurred, may be required to forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $1,000 for each day of the 2nd or subsequent offense.
103.31 History History: 1971 c. 271; 1987 a. 332.
103.32 103.32 Recovery of arrears of wages. The department, on behalf of the minor, may sue the employer under s. 109.09 for the recovery of any arrears of wages to which the minor is entitled under this chapter.
103.32 History History: 1971 c. 271, 307; 1975 c. 380 s. 5.
103.33 103.33 Discriminatory acts; street trades. Section 111.322 (2m) applies to discharge and other discriminatory acts against an employee arising in connection with any proceeding under s. 103.28 or 103.32.
103.33 History History: 1989 a. 228.
103.34 103.34 Regulation of traveling sales crews.
103.34(1) (1)Definitions: In this section:
103.34(1)(a) (a) “Certificate of registration" means a certificate of registration issued under this section authorizing a person to employ traveling sales crew workers.
103.34(1)(am) (am) “Consumer" means an individual to whom a seller sells, offers to sell, or advertises or promotes the sale of consumer goods or services. “Consumer" does not include an individual who purchases goods or services in a business or governmental capacity or for resale to others.
103.34(1)(ap) (ap) “Consumer goods or services" means goods or services, including personal investment opportunities, personal business opportunities, and personal training courses, that are typically used for personal, family, or household purposes.
103.34(1)(b) (b) “Disqualifying offense" means any of the following:
103.34(1)(b)1. 1. A violation of s. 125.07 (1) (a), (2) (a) 1. or 2., or (4) (a) or (b), 125.085 (3) (a) or (b), 125.09 (2), 961.41 (1) or (1m), 961.573, 961.574, 961.575, or 961.69, of a substantially similar federal law or law of another state, or of a local ordinance that strictly conforms to any of those statutes, if the violation was committed in connection with or incident to any traveling sales crew activities.
103.34(1)(b)3. 3. A violation of s. 943.20, 943.201, 943.203, 943.21, 943.23, 943.24 (2), 943.34, 943.50, 943.61, 943.62, or 943.70 or of a substantially similar federal law or law of another state, if the value of the property misappropriated is $2,500 or more.
103.34(1)(b)4. 4. A violation of s. 100.18 or 100.195, of an order issued under s. 100.20, or of a substantially similar federal law or law of another state.
103.34(1)(c) (c) “Hazardous material" has the meaning given in 49 USC 5102 (2).
103.34(1)(d) (d) “Traveling sales crew" means 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.
103.34(1)(e) (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.
103.34(1)(f) (f) “Traveling sales crew worker" means a member of a traveling sales crew.
103.34(2) (2)Registration required. No person may employ, offer to employ, or otherwise recruit an individual to work as a traveling sales crew worker without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the department. To obtain a certificate of registration, a person shall complete an application under sub. (3) (a), meet the minimum requirements specified in sub. (3) (c) for issuance of a certificate of registration, and pay a registration fee determined by the department by rule promulgated under sub. (13). A certificate of registration is valid for 12 months unless sooner suspended, restricted, or revoked and is nontransferable. A registrant may renew a certificate of registration by submitting an application under sub. (3) (a) and paying the registration fee not less than 30 days before the expiration date of the certificate of registration.
103.34(3) (3)Application for registration.
103.34(3)(a)(a) To obtain a certificate of registration, a person shall complete an application that contains all of the following information:
103.34(3)(a)1. 1. The name of the applicant, the address and telephone number of the applicant's principal place of business, and, if the applicant is engaged in sales activities on behalf of a principal, the name, address, and telephone number of the principal.
103.34(3)(a)2. 2. If the applicant is a corporation, the date and place of the applicant's incorporation or, if the applicant is a limited liability company, the date and place of the applicant's organization.
103.34(3)(a)3. 3. The names and permanent home addresses of the proprietors, managing partners, managers, or principal officers of the applicant, together with proof of identification of those individuals, which may be in the form of a birth certificate, a valid operator's license issued under ch. 343 or under a comparable law of another state that contains a photograph of the license holder, or an identification card issued under s. 343.50 or under a comparable law of another state that contains a photograph of the person identified.
103.34(3)(a)4. 4. The names, permanent home addresses, motor vehicle operator's license numbers, and dates of birth of all employees, agents, or representatives of the applicant who supervise or transport traveling sales crew workers, together with proof of identification of those individuals, as provided under subd. 3.
103.34(3)(a)5. 5. Information regarding the conviction record of all proprietors, managing partners, managers, or principal officers of the applicant, and of all employees, agents, or representatives of the applicant who supervise or transport traveling sales crew workers, and information regarding any violation by any of those individuals of s. 100.18 or 100.195, of an order issued under s. 100.20, or of a substantially similar federal law or law of another state.
103.34(3)(a)6. 6. The social security number or federal employer identification number of the applicant as provided in sub. (10) (a).
103.34(3)(a)7. 7. The type of sales activities to be performed and the nature of the consumer goods or services to be sold by the traveling sales crew workers of the applicant. If the goods to be sold are magazine subscriptions, the applicant shall provide the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the publishers of those magazines.
103.34(3)(a)8. 8. A statement identifying each motor vehicle that will be used to transport the applicant's traveling sales crew workers, including the type and license number of each motor vehicle, and documentation showing that each motor vehicle is in compliance with all state and federal safety standards that are applicable to the motor vehicle as provided in sub. (7) (a).
103.34(3)(a)9. 9. A statement indicating whether the duties of the applicant's traveling sales crew workers will include the storage, handling, or transportation of hazardous materials or may result in any other exposure of those workers to hazardous materials and, if so, documentation showing that the applicant is in compliance with all state and federal safety standards that are applicable to the storage, handling, and transportation of the hazardous materials as provided in sub. (7) (b).
103.34(3)(a)10. 10. Any document required by the department to prove that the applicant has complied with the proof of financial responsibility requirement under sub. (4), the disclosure statement requirement under sub. (5), and the proof of insurance requirement under sub. (8).
103.34(3)(a)11. 11. Any other information that the department considers relevant to the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the traveling sales crew workers employed by the applicant.
103.34(3)(b)1.1. On receipt of an application under par. (a) and payment of the registration fee under sub. (2), the department of workforce development shall investigate the applicant to determine whether the applicant is qualified under par. (c) to receive a certificate of registration. That investigation shall include a criminal history search by the department of justice of all proprietors, managing partners, managers, or principal officers of the applicant, and of all employees, agents, or representatives of the applicant who supervise or transport traveling sales crew workers. That investigation shall also include a search by the department of workforce development to determine whether any of those individuals has committed a violation of s. 100.18 or 100.195, of an order issued under s. 100.20, or of a substantially similar federal law or law of another state.
103.34(3)(b)2. 2. If the person being investigated is, or at any time within the 5 years preceding the date of the application has been, a nonresident or if the department of workforce development determines that any information obtained as a result of the investigation under subd. 1. provides a reasonable basis for further investigation, the department of workforce development may require the person being investigated to be fingerprinted on 2 fingerprint cards, each bearing a complete set of the person's fingerprints. The department of justice may provide for the submission of the fingerprint cards to the federal bureau of investigation for the purposes of verifying the identification of the person and obtaining the person's criminal conviction record. The department of workforce development shall keep confidential all information received from the department of justice and the federal bureau of investigation under this subdivision.
103.34(3)(c) (c) Subject to par. (d) and sub. (10) (b), (c), and (d), after completing the investigation under par. (b), the department shall issue a certificate of registration to the applicant if the department determines that the applicant meets the minimum requirements under this section and rules promulgated under sub. (13) for issuance of a certificate of registration and is satisfied that the applicant will comply with this section and those rules.
103.34(3)(d) (d) The department may deny, suspend, revoke, restrict, or refuse to renew a certificate of registration if the department determines that any of the following apply:
103.34(3)(d)1. 1. The applicant or registrant is not the real party in interest with respect to the application or certificate of registration, and the real party in interest has previously been denied issuance or renewal of a certificate of registration, has had a certificate of registration suspended, revoked, or restricted, or is not qualified to receive a certificate of registration under par. (c).
103.34(3)(d)2. 2. A proprietor, managing partner, manager, or principal officer of the applicant, or an employee, agent, or representative of the applicant who supervises or transports traveling sales crew workers has been convicted of a disqualifying offense within the 5 years preceding the date of the application.
103.34(3)(d)3. 3. The applicant or registrant has made a material misrepresentation or false statement in the application for the certificate of registration.
103.34(3)(d)4. 4. The applicant or registrant has failed to notify the department of any change in the information submitted in the application as required under par. (e).
103.34(3)(d)5. 5. The applicant or registrant has failed to maintain proof of financial responsibility as required under sub. (4); failed to comply with the written disclosure statement requirements under sub. (5) (b); failed to pay wages, provide a statement, or keep, preserve, or furnish records as required under sub. (6); violated a safety standard under sub. (7); failed to maintain insurance coverage as required under sub. (8); engaged in a practice prohibited under sub. (9); employed a traveling sales crew worker in violation of sub. (11) (a) or (c) or failed to keep or furnish records as required under sub. (11) (b); failed to pay a penalty imposed under sub. (12) or to comply with an order of the department imposed as a result of a violation of this section or any rule promulgated under sub. (13); or otherwise failed to comply with this section or any rule promulgated under sub. (13).
103.34(3)(e) (e) If any change occurs in any of the information submitted to the department under par. (a), the registrant shall notify the department of that change within 30 days after the change occurs.
103.34(3)(f) (f) A registrant and all employees, agents, or representatives of a registrant who supervise or transport traveling sales crew workers shall carry at all times while engaging in traveling sales crew activities a copy of the registrant's certificate of registration and shall exhibit that copy upon the request of any deputy of the department, law enforcement officer, or person with whom the registrant, employee, agent, or representative is doing business. Failure to exhibit that copy upon that request is prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.
103.34(4) (4)Financial responsibility.
103.34(4)(a)(a) An applicant shall establish proof of its ability to pay any compensation owed to a traveling sales crew worker employed by the applicant and any penalties that may be imposed under sub. (12).
103.34(4)(b) (b) An applicant shall prove its ability to pay under par. (a) by maintaining one of the following commitments in an amount approved by the department, but not less that $10,000, and in a form approved by the department:
103.34(4)(b)1. 1. A bond.
103.34(4)(b)2. 2. A certificate of deposit.
103.34(4)(b)3. 3. An escrow account.
103.34(4)(b)4. 4. An irrevocable letter of credit.
103.34(4)(c) (c) The commitment described in par. (b) shall be established in favor of or made payable to the department, for the benefit of the state and any traveling sales crew worker who does not receive the compensation earned by the worker. The applicant shall file with the department any agreement, instrument, or other document necessary to enforce the commitment against the applicant or any relevant 3rd party, or both.
103.34(5) (5)Disclosure statement.
103.34(5)(a)(a) At the time an individual is offered employment as a traveling sales crew worker or is otherwise recruited to work as a traveling sales crew worker, the employer shall provide the individual with a written disclosure statement of the terms of employment. If the individual accepts the offer of employment, the employer and the individual shall sign the written disclosure statement. A written disclosure statement shall include all of the following information:
103.34(5)(a)1. 1. The place or places of employment, stated with as much specificity as possible.
103.34(5)(a)2. 2. The compensation, including wage rates, commissions, bonuses, and contest awards, to be paid.
103.34(5)(a)3. 3. The type or types of work on which the individual may be employed.
103.34(5)(a)4. 4. The pay period and the manner in which compensation will be paid.
103.34(5)(a)5. 5. The number of days per week and hours per day that the individual may be required to engage in sales activities or related support work.
103.34(5)(a)6. 6. The nature and frequency of any employment-related meetings that the individual may be required to attend, the time of day of those meetings, and how compensation is paid for attendance at those meetings.
103.34(5)(a)7. 7. The period of employment, including the approximate beginning and ending dates of employment.
103.34(5)(a)8. 8. A description of the board, lodging, and other facilities to be provided by the employer to the individual and any costs to be charged to the individual for those facilities.
103.34(5)(a)9. 9. A description of the transportation to be provided by the employer to the individual and, if the employment will involve the storage, handling, or transportation of hazardous materials or may involve any other exposure to hazardous materials, a description of the hazardous materials.
103.34(5)(a)10. 10. Whether worker's compensation is provided and, if so, the name and telephone number of the employee, agent, or representative of the employer to whom notice of a claim for worker's compensation must be provided and the time period within which that notice must be provided.
103.34(5)(b) (b) An employer of a traveling sales crew worker shall comply with the terms of a disclosure statement provided under par. (a). An employer may change the terms of a disclosure statement, but no change is effective until a supplemental disclosure statement is signed by the employer and the traveling sales crew worker. Any change to the terms of a disclosure statement may apply prospectively only.
103.34(6) (6)Payment of compensation; deductions; statements; records.
103.34(6)(a)(a) An employer shall pay all compensation earned by a traveling sales crew worker on regular paydays designated in advance by the employer, but in no case less often than semimonthly. Compensation shall be paid in U.S. currency or by check or draft.
103.34(6)(b) (b) An employer may deduct from a traveling sales crew worker's compensation the cost to the employer of furnishing board, lodging, or other facilities to the worker if the board, lodging, or other facilities are customarily furnished by the employer to the traveling sales crew workers of the employer; the amount deducted does not exceed the fair market value of the board, lodging, or other facilities and does not include any profit to the employer; and the traveling sales crew worker has previously authorized the deduction by signing a written disclosure statement under sub. (5) (a) that includes a description of the board, lodging, and other facilities to be provided and any costs to be charged to the worker for those facilities.
103.34(6)(c) (c) An employer shall provide with each payment of compensation to a traveling sales crew worker a written statement itemizing the amount of gross and net compensation paid to the worker and the amount of and reason for each deduction from the amount of gross compensation. An employer shall keep records of the information specified in this paragraph with respect to each traveling sales crew worker of the employer, shall preserve those records for 3 years after the worker leaves the employ of the employer, and shall furnish those records to the department on request.
103.34(6)(d) (d) A traveling sales crew worker who is owed compensation may file a wage claim with the department under s. 109.09 (1) or may bring an action under s. 109.03 (5) without first filing a wage claim with the department.
103.34(7) (7)Worker safety.
103.34(7)(a)(a) An employer of a traveling sales crew worker shall maintain and operate, or cause to be maintained and operated, any motor vehicle used to transport a traveling sales crew worker in compliance with all state and federal safety standards that are applicable to the maintenance and operation of the motor vehicle, including any additional safety standards relating specifically to the transportation of traveling sales crew workers prescribed by the department by rule promulgated under sub. (13). In prescribing those additional safety standards, the department shall consider all of the following:
103.34(7)(a)1. 1. The types of motor vehicles that are commonly used to transport traveling sales crew workers.
103.34(7)(a)2. 2. The safe passenger-carrying capacity of those motor vehicles.
103.34(7)(a)3. 3. The extent to which a proposed safety standard would cause an undue burden to traveling sales crew employers.
103.34(7)(a)4. 4. Any safety standards prescribed by the federal secretary of transportation under 49 USC 13101 to 14915, 49 USC 30101 to 30170, and 49 USC 31101 to 31504 and any other chapter of title 49 of the United States Code that are applicable to the maintenance and operation of a motor vehicle that is commonly used to transport traveling sales crew workers.
103.34(7)(b) (b) If the duties of a traveling sales crew worker include the storage, handling, or transportation of hazardous materials or may result in any other exposure of a traveling sales crew worker to hazardous materials, the employer shall ensure that the hazardous materials are stored, handled, and transported, and that the traveling sales crew worker is trained in the safe storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials, in accordance with all state and federal safety standards that are applicable to the storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials or to exposure to hazardous materials, including any additional safety standards relating specifically to the storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials by traveling sales crew workers or to the exposure of traveling sales crews to hazardous materials prescribed by the department by rule promulgated under sub. (13). In prescribing those additional safety standards, the department shall consider all of the following:
103.34(7)(b)1. 1. The types of hazardous materials that are included in products commonly sold by traveling sales crews.
103.34(7)(b)2. 2. The extent to which a proposed safety standard would cause an undue burden to traveling sales crew employers.
103.34(7)(b)3. 3. Any safety standards prescribed by the federal secretary of transportation under 49 USC 5101 to 5128 or by the federal occupational safety and health administration under 29 USC 651 to 678 that are applicable to the storage, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials by a traveling sales crew worker or to any other exposure of a traveling sales crew worker to hazardous materials.
103.34(8) (8)Insurance coverage. The employer of a traveling sales crew worker shall have in force a policy of insurance that insures the employer, in an amount prescribed by the department by rule promulgated under sub. (13), against liability for damages to persons and property arising out of the ownership or operation by the employer or by any employee, agent, or representative of the employer of a motor vehicle that is used to transport a traveling sales crew worker and a policy of insurance that insures the employer, in an amount prescribed by the department by rule promulgated under sub. (13), against liability for damages to persons and property arising out of any negligent act or omission of the employer or of any employee, agent, or representative of the employer. If the employer is required under s. 102.28 (2) to provide worker's compensation coverage for its employees, the employer shall also provide that coverage.
103.34(9) (9)Prohibited practices. No employer of a traveling sales crew worker and no employee, agent, or representative of that employer who supervises or transports traveling sales crew workers may do any of the following:
103.34(9)(a) (a) Employ or permit to work as a traveling sales crew worker a person under 18 years of age or employ or permit to work as a traveling sales crew worker a person 18 years of age or over who has been adjudged incompetent under ch. 54 without the permission of the person's guardian.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 58 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before September 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after September 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-20-17)