2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 202. Regulation of professional employer organizations and the solicitation of funds for a charitable purpose.
202.06 Disciplinary proceedings; enforcement of laws requiring registration.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 202.06 (2017)

202.06 Disciplinary proceedings; enforcement of laws requiring registration.

(2)Disciplinary action.

(c) The department may reprimand a registrant or deny, limit, suspend, revoke, restrict, refuse to renew, or otherwise withhold a registration if the department finds that an applicant, registrant, or controlling person has done any of the following:

1. Made a material misrepresentation or false statement in an application or in any other information submitted to the department or in a report under s. 108.067.

2. Violated this chapter or a rule promulgated under this chapter.

(d) Subject to ss. 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, the department may reprimand a registrant or deny, limit, suspend, revoke, restrict, refuse to renew, or otherwise withhold a registration if the department finds that the registrant has a member, officer, trustee, or director who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

(e) The department shall restrict or suspend a registration if the registrant is an individual who fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to child support or paternity proceedings or who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses, or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse, as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857. An individual whose registration is restricted or suspended under this paragraph is entitled to a notice and hearing only as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857.

(f) The department shall revoke a registration if the department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the registrant is liable for delinquent taxes. A registrant whose registration is revoked under this paragraph for delinquent taxes is entitled to a notice under s. 73.0301 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 73.0301 (5) (a).

(g) The department shall revoke a registration if the department of workforce development certifies under s. 108.227 that the registrant is liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions. A registrant whose registration is revoked under this paragraph for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions is entitled to a notice under s. 108.227 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 108.227 (5) (a).

(3)Forfeiture. In addition to or in lieu of a reprimand or a denial, limitation, suspension, revocation, restriction, nonrenewal, or other withholding of a registration under sub. (2) (c), the department may assess against an applicant, registrant, or controlling person a forfeiture of not more than $1,000 for each violation.

(5)Injunction. If it appears upon complaint to the department or the department otherwise knows that any person has violated this chapter, the department or the district attorney of the proper county may investigate and may, in addition to any other remedies, bring action in the name of and on behalf of the state against that person to enjoin the person from committing further violations of this chapter.

(6)Practice without a registration.

(a) If, after holding a public hearing, the department determines that a person has engaged in a practice or used a title without a required registration, the department may issue a special order enjoining the person from continuing the practice or use of the title.

(b) In lieu of holding a public hearing, if the department has reason to believe that a person has engaged in a practice or used a title without a required registration, the department may petition the circuit court for a temporary restraining order or an injunction as provided in ch. 813.

(c)

1. Any person who violates a special order issued under par. (a) may be required to forfeit not more than $10,000 for each offense. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense. The attorney general or any district attorney may commence an action in the name of the state to recover a forfeiture under this subdivision.

2. Any person who violates a temporary restraining order or an injunction issued by a court upon a petition under par. (b) may be fined not less than $25 nor more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year in the county jail or both.

(7)Judicial review. Any person who is aggrieved by any action taken under this chapter by the department, its officers, or agents may apply for judicial review as provided in ch. 227.

History: 2013 a. 20; 2015 a. 163. ss. 27, 36 to 40.

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