Worker classification is important to employers because the correct classification determines whether the employer has legal obligations for:
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workers Compensation
- Wage Payments
- Work Hours
- Record Keeping
- Civil Rights Protections
This handbook is intended to assist employers in meeting their obligations under current Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance (UI) law, Chapter 108, Wisconsin Statutes. This handbook is not a substitute for legal advice. For legal disclaimer see Section 7.
The Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is designed to encourage employers in the private sector to hire qualified job seekers who face barriers to gainful employment.
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In 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed into law three pieces of legislation containing substantial amendments to the unemployment insurance (UI) program. 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 (the state’s 2013-15 budget) contained amendments to seven aspects of the UI program. 2013 Wisconsin Act 36 contained twenty-seven amendments to portions of the UI program. Below is a brief summary of these Acts categorized based on the changes made to Benefits, Taxes, and Other Changes. In addition, at the end is a summary of the provisions of the work share law, 2013 Wisconsin Act 11.
Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a “right-to‑work” (RTW) law on Friday, March 6, 2015, and Wisconsin Governor (and possible presidential candidate) Scott Walker promptly signed the bill into law today. Wisconsin has now become the nation’s twenty‑fifth state to exercise the option to have a right‑to‑work law. This article provides a brief summary of the law and offers some thoughts about what may happen next.