2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 109. Wage payments, claims and collections.
109.015 Franchisors excluded.
109.015 Franchisors excluded. For purposes of this chapter, a franchisor, as defined in 16 CFR 436.1 (k), is not considered to be an employer of a franchisee, as defined in 16 CFR 436.1 (i), or of an employee of a franchisee, unless any of the following applies:
(1) The franchisor has agreed in writing to assume that role.
(2) The franchisor has been found by the department to have exercised a type or degree of control over the franchisee or the franchisee's employees that is not customarily exercised by a franchisor for the purpose of protecting the franchisor's trademarks and brand.