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From the monthly archives: December 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Governor Signs Construction Materials Tax-Exemption Bill

12/17/2015 2:50 PM
It is a victory 15 years in the making. On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 227 (SB 227) into law. This new law will allow contractors to directly purchase construction materials on behalf of their tax-exempt clients without paying the sales tax.
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What You Need to Know: UI Work Search Requirements for Seasonally Laid Off Employees

12/15/2015 1:31 PM
Traditionally, employees collecting Unemployment Insurance benefits who were expected to be recalled to work (seasonal employees) were exempt from certain requirements to conduct job searches (work search waivers).  However, effective June 14, 2015, new rules require employees who are expected to be recalled within a period of 8 weeks to obtain a waiver from the department in order to be exempt from the job search requirements.  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Penalties Will Increase Significantly in 2016

12/11/2015 8:53 AM

Although few people noticed, the recently signed federal budget deal will significantly increase OSHA fines. Congress has directed OSHA to author rules that increase its penalties to account for current inflation levels, which would raise proposed fines 70-80 percent. 

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