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Total netted from Wisconsin’s misclassification fight exceeds $1.1 million 

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  From the daily reporter, Dan Shaw reports that Wisconsin’s focus on misclassification of workers as independent contractors has resulted in increases in state unemployment taxes.  Dan writes: State officials’ efforts to crack down on companies that misclassify direct employees as independent contractors have generated more than $1.1 million for the state’s unemployment-benefits system over…

State of Wisconsin’s Strict Independent Contractor Classification Rules

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    The nextSource blog reviews and discusses the strict classifications rules in Wisconsin.  It states: To classify as an independent contractor in Wisconsin, that state requires an IC to: Maintain a separate licensed business including a published advertisement Specifically, posting of a resume or LinkedIn profile promotes the worker as looking for an employment…

On Wisconsin! New Law Protects Franchisors From Being Considered Joint Employers of Franchisee Employees

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  From Lexology, Michael L. Stevens discusses a new law in Wisconsin which limits when a franchisor can be considered the employer of a franchisee or a franchuisee’s employees.  This law attempts to the limit the areas in which misclassification can occur.  Michael writes: On March 1, 2016, Governor Scott Walker (R) of Wisconsin signed…

Where Does Wisconsin Stand On Independent Contractors? It Depends!

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From The National Law Review, Tom O’Day reports that there are different tests in Wisconsin to determine if a worker is an employee or independent contractor.  Tom writes: “In Wisconsin, different tests govern whether an individual is considered an independent contractor for different laws. The test to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor for…

Independent Contractor . . . or Not? DOL and Wisconsin DWD Team Up to Reduce Employee Misclassification

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From JDSupra Business Advisor — Keith Kopplin of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. reports that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Wisconsin is the latest state to sign an agreement and join the DOL’s misclassification initiative.  Other states include Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New…