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ABC’s most read blog posts of 2018

1/9/2019 3:31 PM
Posts on the Wisconsin Contractor Blog were read more than 48,500 times in 2018, according to a review of website statistics by ABC of Wisconsin. Throughout the year, ABC of Wisconsin uses the blog to present feature stories, analysis, advice and general information of interest to the construction industry.. Here’s a recap of our 10 most popular blogs in 2018. Read the rest of entry »

Developing your playbook

12/11/2018 9:52 AM
Employee handbooks are a must-have for every company. They set the tone of the organization, communicate expectations, policies and procedures, explain benefits and affirm compliance with state and federal law. Above all, a good handbook protects your company, especially in the case of a lawsuit, according to attorney Josh Levy of Husch Blackwell.

Levy and attorney Robert Sanders outlined the essentials of a solid employee handbook during a session at ABC of Wisconsin’s 2018 Human Resources Conference. Read the rest of entry »

Navigating Wisconsin voting leave and employer politicking restrictions

11/1/2018 8:54 AM
With the highly advertised midterm elections quickly approaching, it is a great time to review Wisconsin’s “Election Restrictions on Employers” and “Time off for Voting” statutes. Wisconsin Statute § 12.07 indicates that Wisconsin employers may not refuse time off for an employee who wishes to use that time to vote. Wisconsin Statute § 6.76 allows for an employee to miss up to three successive hours from work to vote, provided that the employee notifies the employer of their intended absence prior to election day. Read the rest of entry »

2019 inflation adjustments announced for HDHPs and HSAs

10/9/2018 10:14 AM
The Internal Revenue Service announced the 2019 inflation adjustments for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These adjustments include maximum HSA contributions, minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket limits. Read the rest of entry »

Construction contractors should consider Fast Forward Grants for skills gap

8/9/2018 11:29 AM
WFF logoWisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) training grants have provided training for more than 20,000 Wisconsin workers since 2013. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) would like more construction contractors to take advantage of the program ... Read the rest of entry »

The EEOC anticipates an increase in sexual harassment claims – Are you prepared?

6/28/2018 9:39 AM
The #MeToo movement continues to gain momentum, empowering many individuals to speak up against workplace harassment. In anticipation of a resulting uptick in sexual harassment and discrimination claims, Congress added $16 million to this year’s EEOC budget. This is a substantial development. The #MeToo movement has also caused many employers to question what their obligations are when it comes to preventing and remedying workplace harassment. Read the rest of entry »

Millennials in construction: What you should know about the new generation of workers

6/19/2018 9:08 AM
When Homer Auge talks about millennials on the job site, he’s speaking about his peers. The 34-year-old roofing project manager at Corporate Contractors Inc. (CCI) of Beloit is counted among the early members of the millennial generation, who now make up the largest generation in the workforce. Read the rest of entry »

Invest in safety: You will not regret it

5/8/2018 8:47 AM
If you fail to put safety measures in place at your business, you run the risk of losing everything you have spent so many years to build. That’s because one on-the-job accident can end up costing you a tremendous amount of money. So how can you keep your jobsite safe? ABC of Wisconsin is here to assist you in making sure that you and your workers are protected in the case of an incident/accident ... Read the rest of entry »

New dynamics for construction economic forecasting

4/6/2018 4:21 PM
“This is not your father’s economy.” That’s the message you will hear from Dennis K. Winters, chief economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Winters presented the latest economic numbers at the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin’s SuperCon and emphasized how we are in the second-longest sustained growth period we’ve ever experienced. Read the rest of entry »

Worker's Compensation - It's all the same!

3/7/2018 8:09 AM
As agents that specialize in Worker's Comp and risk management, our biggest wish would be to get $1 for every time we heard a prospect say, "Worker's Comp, it's all the same, right?" In their defense, it's what they have been told by almost everyone in our profession. So, why would they think any different? Let us say it clearly, "Worker's Comp is NOT all the same!"  Read the rest of entry »
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