102.315 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
102.315 (2m) Client election to provide insurance coverage. (a) A client may elect to provide insurance coverage under this chapter for leased employees. Such an election must be provided in an employee leasing agreement, and the leased employees must be insured in the voluntary market and not under a mandatory risk-sharing plan under s. 619.01.
(b) The client shall provide notice of an election or termination of an election under par. (a) to the department and the employee leasing company on a form prescribed by the department at least 30 days before the effective date of the election or termination of the election. The notice provided under this subsection must contain all of the following information:
1. The name, mailing address, and federal employer identification number of the client.
2. The name, mailing address, and federal employer identification number of the employee leasing company.
3. The effective date of the employee leasing agreement.
4. The signatures of the authorized representatives of the client and the employee leasing company.
(c) A client that elects to provide insurance coverage under par. (a) is liable under s. 102.03 for all compensation payable to a leased employee, including any payments required under s. 102.16 (3), 102.18 (1) (b) 3. or (bp), 102.22 (1), 102.35 (3), 102.57, or 102.60.
(d) If a client makes an election under par. (a), the employee leasing company shall include the client's federal employer identification number on any reports to the department for the purposes of administering the worker's compensation program or the unemployment insurance program under ch. 108.
(e) The experience rating under the standards and criteria under ss. 626.11 and 626.12 remain with a client that makes an election under par. (a).
102.315 (2s) of the statutes is created to read:
102.315 (2s) Claim reporting. Any claim filed under this chapter for a leased employee shall include the client's federal employer identification number.
102.42 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.42 (1) Treatment of employee. The Subject to the limitations under sub. (1p), the employer shall supply such medical, surgical, chiropractic, psychological, podiatric, dental, and hospital treatment, medicines, medical and surgical supplies, crutches, artificial members, appliances, and training in the use of artificial members and appliances, or, at the option of the employee, Christian Science treatment in lieu of medical treatment, medicines, and medical supplies, as may be reasonably required to cure and relieve from the effects of the injury, and to attain efficient use of artificial members and appliances, and in case of the employer's neglect or refusal seasonably to do so, or in emergency until it is practicable for the employee to give notice of injury, the employer shall be liable for the reasonable expense incurred by or on behalf of the employee in providing such treatment, medicines, supplies, and training. When the employer has knowledge of the injury and the necessity for treatment, the employer's failure to tender the necessary treatment, medicines, supplies, and training constitutes such neglect or refusal. The employer shall also be liable for reasonable expense incurred by the employee for necessary treatment to cure and relieve the employee from the effects of occupational disease prior to the time that the employee knew or should have known the nature of his or her disability and its relation to employment, and as to such treatment subs. (2) and (3) shall not apply. The obligation to furnish such treatment and appliances shall continue as required to prevent further deterioration in the condition of the employee or to maintain the existing status of such condition whether or not healing is completed.
102.42 (1p) of the statutes is created to read:
102.42 (1p) Liability for treatment of certain mental injuries. The employer of an employee whose injury is a mental injury that is compensable under s. 102.17 (9) is liable for the employee's treatment of the mental injury for no more than 32 weeks after the injury is first reported.
102.44 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
102.44 (7) In the case of an employee whose injury is a mental injury that is compensable under s. 102.17 (9), the period of disability may not exceed 32 weeks after the injury is first reported.
102.49 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.49 (5) (b) In addition to the payment required under par. (a), in each case of injury resulting in death leaving no person dependent for support, the employer or insurer shall, except as provided in s. 102.58 (2), pay into the state treasury the amount of the death benefit otherwise payable, minus any payment made under s. 102.48 (1),. The payment under this paragraph shall, except as provided in par. (cm), be made in 5 equal annual installments, with the first installment due as of the date of death.
102.49 (5) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.49 (5) (c) In addition to the payment required under par. (a), in each case of injury resulting in death, leaving one or more persons partially dependent for support, the employer or insurer shall, except as provided in s. 102.58 (2), pay into the state treasury an amount which, when added to the sums paid or to be paid on account of partial dependency and under s. 102.48 (1), shall equal the death benefit payable to a person wholly dependent.
102.49 (5) (cm) of the statutes is created to read:
102.49 (5) (cm) The employer or insurer may make advance payments of amounts owed under par. (b) or (c), up to and including a lump sum payment of the entire amount owed. If an employer or insurer makes an advance payment, the department shall give the employer or the insurer an interest credit against its liability for payments made in excess of that required under par. (b) or (c). The credit shall be computed at 5 percent.
102.49 (5) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
102.49 (5) (e) The adjustments in liability provided in ss. 102.57, 102.58 (1), and 102.60 do not apply to payments made under this section.
102.58 of the statutes is renumbered 102.58 (1) and amended to read:
102.58 (1) If injury is caused by the failure of the employee to use safety devices that are provided in accordance with any statute, rule, or order of the department of safety and professional services and that are adequately maintained, and the use of which is reasonably enforced by the employer, or if injury results from the employee's failure to obey any reasonable rule adopted and reasonably enforced by the employer for the safety of the employee and of which the employee has notice, the compensation and death benefit provided in this chapter shall be reduced by 15 percent, but the total reduction may not exceed $15,000.
(2) If an employee violates the employer's policy concerning employee drug or alcohol use and is injured, and if that violation is causal to the employee's injury, no compensation or death benefits shall be payable to the injured employee or a dependent of the injured employee and no payment under s. 102.49 (5) (b) or (c) shall be payable. Nothing in this section subsection shall reduce or eliminate an employer's liability for incidental compensation under s. 102.42 (1) to (8) or drug treatment under s. 102.425.
(1) Worker's compensation insurance; rate approval; notice. The commissioner of insurance shall submit to the legislative reference bureau for publication in the Wisconsin Administrative Register a notice of the effective date of new rates for worker's compensation insurance first approved by the commissioner after the effective date of this subsection.
(1) The treatment of ss. 102.17 (9), 102.42 (1) and (1p), and 102.44 (7) first applies to injuries reported on the effective date of rate changes for worker's compensation insurance approved by the commissioner of insurance under s. 626.13 after the effective date of this subsection.