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Employee Classification: Wisconsin

Employee Classification requirements for other states

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

Author: Nathan C. Johnson, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Updating Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Wisconsin follows its own unique standard for overtime exemptions. See Overtime Exemptions.
  • Some employees are exempt from Wisconsin's minimum wage requirements but not its overtime requirements. See Minimum Wage Exemptions.