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Paying Employees in Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25/hour

    Wisconsin Overtime Rules: 1.5x’s the regular rate of pay for non-exempt employees for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek

    Wisconsin Paystub Requirements:

    An employer must state clearly on an employee’s paycheck, pay envelope, or paper accompanying the wage payment, including direct deposit payments:

    • the number of hours worked,
    • the rate of pay and
    • the amount of and reason for each deduction from wages due or earned by the employee

    How often do you have to pay employees in Wisconsin?

    • Employees must be paid at least monthly with no more than 31 days between pay periods

    When is an employee’s final check due in Wisconsin?

    • Voluntary resignation – next regular payday
    • Involuntary termination – next regular payday

    Wisconsin Withholding Tax 

    Wisconsin Withholding Tax Registration

    • Register online on the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website
    • Register using form BTR-101

    Wages subject to Wisconsin withholding tax

    • All wages earned in Wisconsin are subject to Wisconsin income tax, unless the employee is a resident of state with a reciprocal agreement

    Wisconsin Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan

    Wisconsin Withholding Tax Due Dates (payment frequency assigned by the state)

    • Due quarterly on the last day of the month following the quarter-end
    • Monthly on the last day of the following month
    • Semimonthly by the end of the month for 1-15 and by the 15 of the following month for 16 – EOM

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    Wisconsin Unemployment Tax

    Wisconsin Unemployment Tax Registration

    • Register online on the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website

    Wisconsin Unemployment Tax Registration Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 3.05%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $14,000

    Wisconsin Unemployment Tax Registration Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    Wisconsin New Hire Reporting

    • Employers must report new hires and rehires to the state within 20 days
    • P.O. Box 14431
      WI 53708
    • Phone: 888-300-4473
    • Fax: 800-277-8075
    • Submit new hires online using the Wisconsin New Hire Reporting Center

    Wisconsin Child Support


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