103.005(15) (15)The department may establish a schedule of fees for publications and seminars provided by the department for which no fee is otherwise authorized, required or prohibited by statute. Fees established under this subsection for publications and seminars provided by the department may not exceed the actual cost incurred in providing those publications and seminars. If the department receives unanticipated proceeds from a statewide labor and management conference provided by the department that exceed the actual cost of the conference, the department may use those unanticipated proceeds to provide grants for local labor and management conferences, educational activities and other activities to promote positive relations between labor and management.
103.005(16) (16)Each of the commissioners, the secretary or any deputy secretary may certify to official acts, and take testimony.
103.005(20) (20)The department shall establish a procedure for the department to provide to the state public defender and the department of administration any information that the department may have concerning an individual's wages to assist the state public defender and the department of administration in collecting payment ordered under s. 48.275 (2), 757.66, 973.06 (1) (e) or 977.076 (1).
103.005(21) (21)The department shall distribute all of the funds under s. 20.445 (1) (cr) to community action agencies and organizations, including any of the 11 federally recognized tribal governing bodies in this state and limited-purpose agencies, in proportion to the share of funds actually allocated to these entities under 42 USC 1315 and from other federal and private foundation sources that provide funds for job creation and development for individuals with low incomes.
103.007 103.007 Local regulation of hours of labor and overtime; statewide concern; uniformity.
103.007(1)(1)The legislature finds that employee hour and overtime requirements that are uniform throughout the state is a matter of statewide concern and that the enactment of an ordinance by a city, village, town, or county regulating employee hours or overtime would be logically inconsistent with, would defeat the purpose of, and would go against the spirit of the employee hour and overtime requirements. Therefore, the employee hour and overtime requirements shall be construed as an enactment of statewide concern for the purpose of providing employee hour and overtime requirements that are uniform throughout the state.
103.007(2) (2)In this section, “employee hour and overtime requirements” means the requirements set forth in ss. 103.01 to 103.03, 103.24, 103.38, 103.65 (2), 103.66 (2), 103.67 (1), 103.68, 103.85, 103.915 (4) (b), 103.93 (4), 103.935, and 104.045 (3) and in the rules promulgated under those sections.
103.007(3) (3)
103.007(3)(a)(a) Subject to par. (c), no city, village, town, or county may enact or enforce an ordinance that regulates employee hours or overtime, including scheduling employee work hours or shifts.
103.007(3)(b) (b) Subject to par. (c), if a city, village, town, or county has in effect on April 18, 2018, an ordinance that regulates employee hours or overtime, including scheduling employee work hours or shifts, the ordinance does not apply and may not be enforced.
103.007(3)(c) (c) Nothing in this section prohibits a city, village, town, or county from enacting or enforcing any of the following ordinances:
103.007(3)(c)1. 1. An ordinance that limits the hours that a business may operate.
103.007(3)(c)2. 2. An ordinance described in s. 103.34 (14) (b) that regulates hours or overtime of a traveling sales crew worker, as defined in s. 103.34 (1) (f).
103.007 History History: 2017 a. 327.
103.01 103.01 Hours of labor; definitions. In ss. 103.01 to 103.03:
103.01(1) (1)
103.01(1)(a)(a) “Employer" means every person having control or custody of any employment or place of employment.
103.01(1)(b) (b) “Employer" includes 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.
103.01(2) (2)“Employment" means any trade, occupation or process of manufacture, or any method of carrying on such trade or occupation in which any person may be engaged, or for any place of employment.
103.01(3) (3)“Place of employment" means any manufactory, mechanical or mercantile establishment, beauty parlor, laundry, restaurant, confectionary store, or telegraph or telecommunications office or exchange, any express or transportation establishment or any hotel.
103.01 History History: 1971 c. 228 s. 44; 1975 c. 94; 1983 a. 189; 1985 a. 297 s. 76; 1989 a. 225.
103.02 103.02 Hours of labor. No person may be employed or be permitted to work in any place of employment or at any employment for such period of time during any day, night or week, as is dangerous or prejudicial to the person's life, health, safety or welfare. The department shall investigate, ascertain, determine and fix such reasonable classification, and promulgate rules fixing a period of time, or hours of beginning and ending work during any day, night or week, which shall be necessary to protect the life, health, safety or welfare of any person, or to carry out the purposes of ss. 103.01 to 103.03. The department shall, by rule, classify such periods of time into periods to be paid for at regular rates and periods to be paid for at the rate of at least one and one-half times the regular rates. Such investigations, classifications and orders shall be made as provided in s. 103.005 and the penalties under s. 103.005 (12) shall apply to and be imposed for any violation of ss. 103.01 to 103.03. Such orders shall be subject to review in the manner provided in ch. 227. Section 111.322 (2m) applies to discharge or other discriminatory acts arising in connection with any proceeding under this section.
103.02 History History: 1971 c. 228 s. 43; 1975 c. 94; 1989 a. 228; 1995 a. 27.
103.02 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DWD 274, Wis. adm. code.
103.02 Annotation Chapter 103 does not provide the exclusive remedy for enforcement of claims under this section. Claims may be enforced by a private action brought under s. 109.03 (5). German v. DOT, 223 Wis. 2d 525, 589 N.W.2d 651 (Ct. App. 1998), 98-0250.
103.02 AnnotationAffirmed. 2000 WI 62, 235 Wis. 2d 576, 612 N.W.2d 50, 98-0250.
103.02 Annotation A violation of the public policy expressed by this section is grounds for a wrongful discharge action. Wilcox v. Niagra of Wisconsin Paper Corp. 965 F.2d 355 (1992).
103.02 Annotation Wisconsin requires time spent donning and doffing safety gear to be compensated at the minimum wage or higher, and that this time counts toward the limit after which the overtime rate kicks in. Wisconsin law is not preempted by federal law. Spoerle v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc. 614 F.3d 427 (2010).
103.025 103.025 Hours of labor; compensatory time.
103.025(1)(1)In this section:
103.025(1)(a) (a) “Compensatory time" means hours during which an employee is not working, which are not counted as hours worked during the workweek or other work period classified by the department by rule promulgated under s. 103.02 for purposes of calculating overtime compensation, and for which the employee is compensated at the employee's regular rate of pay.
103.025(1)(b) (b) “Employee" has the meaning given in s. 104.01 (2).
103.025(1)(c) (c) “Overtime compensation" means the compensation required to be paid for hours worked during periods that the department has classified, by rule promulgated under s. 103.02, as periods to be paid for at the rate of at least 1.5 times an employee's regular rate of pay.
103.025(2) (2)An employer described in s. 103.01 (1) (b) may provide an employee, in lieu of overtime compensation, compensatory time off as permitted under 29 USC 207 (o), as amended to April 15, 1986.
103.025 History History: 1993 a. 144.
103.03 103.03 Violations; penalty. The employment of any person in any employment or place of employment at any time other than the permissible hours of labor shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. Every day for each person employed, and every week for each person employed, during which any employer fails to observe or to comply with any order of the department, or to perform any duty enjoined by ss. 103.01 to 103.03, shall constitute a separate offense.
103.03 History History: 1975 c. 94; Stats. s. 103.03.
103.04 103.04 Labor and industry review commission.
103.04(1)(1)The commission shall issue its decision in any case where a petition for review is filed under ch. 102 or 108 or s. 66.191, 1981 stats., or s. 40.65 (2), 106.52 (4), 106.56 (4), 111.39, 303.07 (7) or 303.21.
103.04(2) (2)Notwithstanding s. 227.11, the commission may not promulgate rules except that it may promulgate its rules of procedure.
103.04(3) (3)The commission may employ professional and other persons to assist in the execution of its duties.
103.04 History History: 1977 c. 29; 1981 c. 278 s. 6; 1981 c. 334 s. 25 (2); 1983 a. 122; 1983 a. 191 s. 6; 1985 a. 182 s. 57; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 295; 1995 a. 27 s. 3651; Stats. 1995 s. 103.04; 1999 a. 82.
103.04 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also LIRC, Wis. adm. code.
103.05 103.05 Hiring reporting system; state directory of new hires.
103.05(1)(1)The department shall establish and operate a hiring reporting system that includes a state directory of new hires. All requirements under the reporting system shall be consistent with federal laws and regulations that relate to the reporting of newly hired employees for support collection purposes, as part of the state location service under s. 49.22 (2), or any other purposes specified in 42 USC 653a (h).
103.05(2) (2)
103.05(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), every employer that employs individuals in the state shall provide to the department information about each newly hired employee.
103.05(2)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an employer that employs individuals in this state and in at least one other state, if the employer has designated, to the secretary of the federal department of health and human services, a state other than this state for the purpose of providing the information required under par. (a). An employer under this paragraph shall notify the department of its designation of another state to the secretary of the federal department of health and human services.
103.05(3) (3)The department shall specify all of the following:
103.05(3)(a) (a) The information that employers must provide under sub. (2) (a).
103.05(3)(b) (b) A number of different ways in which employers may report the information required under sub. (2) (a), including paper and electronic means.
103.05(3)(c) (c) A timetable for the actions and procedures required under the reporting system, including the reporting required under sub. (2) (a).
103.05(4) (4)
103.05(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no person may use or disclose information obtained under this section except in the administration of the program under s. 49.22 or a program specified in 42 USC 653a (h).
103.05(4)(b) (b) The department may, to the extent permitted under federal law, disclose information obtained under this section to the department of revenue for the purposes of locating persons, or the assets of persons, who have failed to file tax returns, who have underreported their taxable income or who are delinquent taxpayers, identifying fraudulent tax returns or providing information for tax-related prosecutions.
103.05(5) (5)
103.05(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), and subject to par. (c), an employer that violates any provision of this section, or any rule promulgated under this section, may be required to forfeit up to $25 for each employee concerning whom a violation has occurred.
103.05(5)(b) (b) Subject to par. (c), an employer may be required to forfeit up to $500 for a failure to supply the information under sub. (2) (a) about an employee, or for supplying false or incomplete information under sub. (2) (a) about an employee, as a result of a conspiracy between the employer and the employee to not supply the information or to supply false or incomplete information.
103.05(5)(c) (c) The department shall provide an employer with notice of any violation for which a penalty may be imposed under par. (a) or (b), and with an opportunity to correct the violation, before imposing any penalty under par. (a) or (b).
103.05(5)(d) (d) The department shall deposit all moneys received under this subsection in the appropriation account under s. 20.445 (1) (gd).
103.05 History History: 1997 a. 27, 237; 2015 a. 197.
103.05 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DWD 142, Wis. adm. code.
103.06 103.06 Worker classification compliance.
103.06(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
103.06(1)(a) (a) “Business day" means any day on which the offices of the department are open.
103.06(1)(b) (b) “Employee" means any of the following who is employed by an employer:
103.06(1)(b)1. 1. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 1., an employee, as defined in s. 103.001 (5).
103.06(1)(b)2. 2. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 2., an employee, as defined in s. 102.07.
103.06(1)(b)3. 3. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 3., an employee, as defined in rules promulgated under s. 103.05.
103.06(1)(b)4. 4. For purposes of maintaining records under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under rules promulgated under s. 103.02, an employee, as defined in s. 103.001 (5).
103.06(1)(b)5. 5. For purposes of maintaining records under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under rules promulgated under s. 104.035, an employee, as defined in s. 104.01 (2).
103.06(1)(b)6. 6. For purposes of listing deductions from wages under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under s. 103.457, an employee, as defined in s. 103.001 (5).
103.06(1)(b)7. 7. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 5., an employee, as defined in s. 108.02 (12).
103.06(1)(c) (c) “Employer" means any of the following that is engaged in the work described in s. 108.18 (2) (c):
103.06(1)(c)1. 1. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 1., an employer, as defined in s. 103.001 (6).
103.06(1)(c)2. 2. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 2., an employer, as defined in s. 102.04.
103.06(1)(c)3. 3. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 3., an employer, as defined in rules promulgated under s. 103.05.
103.06(1)(c)4. 4. For purposes of maintaining records under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under rules promulgated under s. 103.02, an employer, as defined in s. 103.01 (1).
103.06(1)(c)5. 5. For purposes of maintaining records under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under rules promulgated under s. 104.035, an employer, as defined in s. 104.01 (3).
103.06(1)(c)6. 6. For purposes of listing deductions from wages under sub. (3) (a) 4. as required under s. 103.457, an employer, as defined in s. 103.001 (6).
103.06(1)(c)7. 7. For purposes of compliance with the requirement specified in sub. (3) (a) 5., an employer, as defined in s. 108.02 (13).
103.06(2) (2) Worker classification compliance; duties of department. For purposes of promoting and achieving compliance by employers with the laws specified in sub. (3) (a) through the proper classification of persons performing services for an employer as employees and nonemployees, the department shall do all of the following:
103.06(2)(a) (a) Educate employers, employees, nonemployees, and the public about the proper classification of persons performing services for an employer as employees and nonemployees.
103.06(2)(b) (b) Receive and investigate complaints alleging violations of the requirements specified in sub. (3) (a), or investigate any such alleged violations on its own initiative, and, if the department finds that an employer is in violation of a requirement specified in sub. (3) (a), order the employer to stop work and pay a forfeiture as provided under sub. (5).
103.06(2)(c) (c) Refer complaints of misclassification of employees as nonemployees to other state or local agencies that administer laws whose enforcement depends on the proper classification of employees.
103.06(2)(d) (d) Cooperate with other state or local agencies in the investigation and enforcement of laws whose enforcement depends on the proper classification of employees.
103.06(2)(e) (e) Appoint attorneys licensed to practice in this state as appeal tribunals to conduct hearings and issue decisions under sub. (6) (b).
103.06(3) (3) Compliance requirements.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)