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Paying Employees in Wisconsin

Wisconsin 2024 Minimum Wage:

  • $7.25 per hour
  • $2.13 per hour for tipped employees


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 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 Registration

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


Wisconsin Unemployment Tax Registration Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 3.05% for payroll less than $500,000 per year / 3.25% for payroll greater than $500,000 per year
  • 2024 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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