Governor Evers has signed an Executive Order 20 to create the Joint Task Force on Worker Misclassification.
It means that there will be additional resources allocated to enforcing worker classification. It impacts all employers in the area of workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and civil rights. In fact, we had a visit to one of our customers within the first week of the task force being in place!
Need help distinguishing an independent contractor vs an employee? Check out our 7 min video describing the differences from a work comp perspective: https://youtu.be/NSZ61KnEym0
Following is a link to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s website regarding proper worker classification: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/worker_classification/
In addition, here is a link to more detailed articles on this subject: https://www.wispolitics.com/2019/gov-evers-signs-executive-order-creating-joint-task-force-on-payroll-fraud-and-worker-misclassification/
- Independent Contractor or Employee? Getting it Right When Classifying Workers
- Executive Order #20
source: The State of Wisconsin Executive Department
- Employee or Independent Contractor - Why it Matters
source: WI Department of Workforce Development