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Nearly all private and public workers in Wisconsin are employees covered under the Act, including employees who are family members (except for farmers in some cases), minors, part-time employees and corporate officers.
The employer must carry worker's compensation insurance if it:
This employer must have insurance by the 10th day of the first month of the next calendar quarter. (There are four calendar quarters in a calendar year; the 1st quarter is January through March, the 2nd quarter is April through June, the 3rd quarter is July through September; and, the 4th quarter is October through December.)
This farmer must have insurance within 10 days after the 20th day of employment. Some relatives of the farmer are not counted towards the 6 employees, but will be covered under a policy if one is purchased.
There are a few classes of workers who are covered by federal laws and are not covered by the Act.
The only employee exceptions to the Act's insurance requirement are:
Virtually all other workers and employers are subject to the Act.
Select the appropriate employee exception category to continue to worker classification tests: