DWD 274.04(4) (4) Drivers, driver's helpers, loaders or mechanics of a motor carrier or a private or contract carrier who are covered under the provisions of section 204 of the Motor Carrier Act 1935 as amended. Any employee of an employer engaged in the operation of a common carrier by rail and subject to the provision of Part I of the Interstate Commerce Act as amended and any employee of a carrier by air subject to the provision of the Railway Labor Act as amended.
DWD 274.04(5) (5) Drivers of taxi cabs.
DWD 274.04(6) (6) Time spent in related classroom instruction by indentured apprentices need not be counted as work time for the purpose of computing overtime.
DWD 274.04(7) (7) Parts persons, salespersons, service managers, service writers, or mechanics selling or servicing automobiles, trucks, farm implements, trailers, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, other recreational vehicles or aircraft, when employed by a nonmanufacturing establishment primarily engaged in selling such vehicles to ultimate purchasers.
DWD 274.04(8) (8) Any employee employed by an establishment which is an amusement or recreational establishment, if a) it does not operate for more than 7 months in any calendar year, or b) if during the preceding calendar year, its average receipts for any 6 months of such year were not more than 331/3% of its average receipts for the other 6 months of such year. This rule shall be construed in such manner as to be in conformity with any comparable federal statute or regulation.
DWD 274.04(9) (9) Persons employed in agriculture including farming in all its branches, including, among other things, the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing, and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities, the raising of livestock, bees, furbearing animals, or poultry, and any practices performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunction with such farming operations, including preparation for market, delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for transportation to market.
DWD 274.04(10) (10) Employees employed in any motion picture theater.
DWD 274.04(11) (11) Employees of a hospital or other institutions primarily engaged in the care of the sick, the aged, the mentally ill or persons with developmental disabilities who reside on the premises may have an agreement between the employer and the employee before performance of the work for the purpose of overtime computation. A work period of 14 consecutive days is accepted in lieu of the workweek of seven consecutive days for purposes of overtime computation if time and one-half the regular rate of pay is paid for all hours worked in excess of eight hours per day and 80 hours within the 14 day period.
DWD 274.04(12) (12) Employees employed as a driver or driver's helper making local deliveries, who are compensated for such employment on the basis of trip rates or other delivery payment plan, if each plan has the general purpose and effect of reducing hours worked by such employees to, or below, the maximum workweek applicable to them.
DWD 274.04(13) (13) Employees employed in any funeral establishment.
DWD 274.04(14) (14) Any employee employed in the following forestry or lumbering operations, if the number of employees employed by the employer in the operation does not exceed 8:
DWD 274.04(14)(a) (a) Planting or tending trees, cruising, surveying or felling timber;
DWD 274.04(14)(b) (b) Preparing logs or other forestry products; or
DWD 274.04(14)(c) (c) Transporting logs or other forestry products to a mill, processing plant or railroad or other transportation terminal.
DWD 274.04(15) (15) Any employee who is a computer systems analyst, computer programmer, software engineer, or other similarly skilled worker, who, in the case of an employee who is compensated on an hourly basis, is compensated at a rate of not less than $27.63 an hour, and whose primary duty is one of the following:
DWD 274.04(15)(a) (a) The application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software, or system functional specifications.
DWD 274.04(15)(b) (b) The design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications.
DWD 274.04(15)(c) (c) The design, documentation, testing, creation or modification of computer programs related to machine operating systems.
DWD 274.04(15)(d) (d) A combination of the duties described in pars. (a), (b) and (c), the performance of which requires the same level of skills.
DWD 274.04 Note Note: This provision is intended to be interpreted in a manner consistent with 29 USC 213(a)(17).
DWD 274.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1977, No. 255, eff. 4-1-77; cr. (9), Register, February, 1980, No. 290, eff. 3-1-80; emerg. cr. (10), eff. 6-27-80; am. (intro.), r. (7), renum. (8) and (9) to be (7) and (8) and am. (7), cr. (9) to (13), Register, December, 1980, No. 300, eff. 1-1-81; cr. (14), Register, March, 1983, No. 327, eff. 4-1-83; am. (intro.), Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482; cr. (15), Register, May, 1997, No. 497, eff. 6-1-97; CR 03-053: r. and recr. (9) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-2003; 2017 Wis. Act 340: r. and recr. (2) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
DWD 274.045 DWD 274.045Interpretation of hours worked. The provisions of s. DWD 272.12 apply to the interpretation of hours worked under this chapter.
DWD 274.045 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482.
DWD 274.05 DWD 274.05Waiver or modification. Except as provided in s. DWD 274.08, where a collectively bargained agreement exists, the department may consider the written application of labor and management for a waiver or modification to the requirements of this chapter based upon practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship in complying therewith. If the department determines that in the circumstances existing compliance with this chapter is unjust or unreasonable and that granting such waiver or modification will not be dangerous or prejudicial to the life, health, safety or welfare of the employees, the department may grant such waiver or modification as may be appropriate to the case.
DWD 274.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1977, No. 255, eff. 4-1-77; am. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; am. Register, February, 1992, No. 434, eff. 3-1-92; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482.
DWD 274.06 DWD 274.06Records. Except as provided in s. DWD 274.08, each employer shall keep permanent records for at least 3 years, available for inspection and transcription by a duly authorized deputy of the department, showing the name and address of each employee, the hours of employment and wages of each and such other records as the department may require.
DWD 274.06 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1977, No. 255, eff. 4-1-77; am. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482.
DWD 274.07 DWD 274.07Penalties. Any employer who violates order s. DWD 274.02, 274.03 or 274.06 shall be subject to the penalties provided in ss. 103.005 and 109.11, Stats. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
DWD 274.07 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1977, No. 255, eff. 4-1-77; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2013 No. 687.
DWD 274.08 DWD 274.08Coverage of public employees.
DWD 274.08(1)(1) This section applies to employees of the state, its political subdivisions, and any office, department, independent agency, authority, institution, association, society or other body in state or local government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, including the legislature and the courts.
DWD 274.08(2) (2) The provisions of ss. DWD 274.03 through 274.06 regarding overtime pay, exemptions, and records shall not be applicable to employees identified in sub. (1). The provisions applicable to employees identified in sub. (1) shall be the provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 CFR Part 553, the regulations of the U.S. department of labor relating to the application of the Act to employees of state and local governments, and other federal regulations relating to the application of the Act to overtime issues affecting employees of state and local governments.
DWD 274.08(3) (3) Where there is a valid collective bargaining agreement in effect as of December 18, 1990, the provisions of this chapter shall not become effective for employees identified in sub. (1) until one day after expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, unless it is otherwise modified prior to expiration.
DWD 274.08 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 12-18-90; cr. Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Register, February, 1996, No. 482.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.