The Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB) announced changes that provides rate relief to employers that pay furloughed employees during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Under the new rule, payroll for employees furloughed during a state-wide emergency order, but who continue to be paid by their employer during the furlough, will be excluded from the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance premium calculation. The
The WCRB noted that there is no justification for charging premiums based on payroll in cases where there is no worker’s compensation exposure or risk for injury when employees are not working, despite being paid.
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