New Hire Paperwork: Wisconsin

New Hire Paperwork requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Melissa A. Silver, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Wisconsin employers must obtain a completed Form WT-4, Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate, from each new Wisconsin employee. See Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate.
  • An employer must notify new hires of its grooming and dress requirements. See Dress and Appearance.

Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate

All newly hired employees are required to complete and submit to their employer Form WT-4, Wisconsin Withholding Exemption Certificate. For more information on withholding taxes see Payroll > Withholding Taxes: Wisconsin.

Dress and Appearance

Wisconsin law requires employers to notify new employees, at the time of hire, of their grooming and dress requirements with respect to hairstyle, facial hair, and clothing. +Wis. Stat. § 103.14. See Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Wisconsin.

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