Wisconsin Commuting laws & HR compliance analysis

Wisconsin Commuting: What you need to know

There are transportation benefits and options available in Wisconsin to help both private and public employers and employees save money on commuting.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Employer Commuting Benefits program helps companies provide tax breaks and reduced commuting costs for employees, as well as realize savings for themselves. The program offers information on employer-based commuter benefit program as well as other benefits. For more information or to obtain an employer toolkit, go to http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov.
Qualified employees can participate in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's RIDESHARE program. Complete information is available at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov or by calling 262-521-5454.
The state Department of Administration is responsible for developing a rideshare program for state employees. The Department may provide group transportation for a fee to cover expenses, but employees are not considered to be working while using it.
The Department of Administration administers the state vanpool program in the Madison area, with fees based on miles from work and number of passengers. State employee passengers are eligible for pretax payroll deductions for the cost of vanpools. Participants in the program may be eligible for flextime to accommodate the program. For information, go to http://www.doa.stateor call 800-884-8267.
A vanpool driver receives a discount on fees and limited personal use of the van. A state-employed vanpool driver must complete a driver safety program approved by the Department (WI Stat. Sec. 16.82).
An employee voluntarily commuting in a private group, employer-sponsored carpool, vanpool, ...

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