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From the monthly archives: June 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'June 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

It's getting really hot out there

6/26/2019 4:09 PM
It’s getting really hot out there, with high temperatures in the upper 80s and a chance of storms in this week's forecast. Here are three messages from OSHA’s National Office about hot work environments, courtesy of Leslie Ptak, a compliance assistance specialist for OSHA's Madison office. Read the rest of entry »

Final rule expands options for HRAs

6/21/2019 9:08 AM
The U.S. departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury issued a final rule on June 13 that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The rule is effective for plan years beginning on and after Jan. 1, 2020. This final rule was issued in response to a 2017 executive order directing federal agencies to expand access to HRAs.  Under the current regulations, HRAs cannot reimburse employees for the cost of individual health coverage. Read the rest of entry »

How to avoid common compliance oversights in construction contracts

6/20/2019 11:04 AM
Construction hard hat thumbnailConstruction contracts can contain pages and pages of requirements, with issues ranging from labor and safety practices to minimum liability coverages and more. A contract is primarily designed to protect the property owners that hire your company. Because contracts can be so complex and vary with each project, knowing whether you’re in breach of those contracts is a major challenge. Whether a subcontractor or general contractor, use these tips to help manage it all and remain in compliance. Read the rest of entry »

Youth Apprenticeship: Making a historic link into adult apprenticeship

6/13/2019 9:55 AM
Youth apprenticeship has been providing career exploration and pathway opportunities to high school students for more than 25 years. It can be a big advantage for students who have an idea of what they want to do but aren’t sure if a particular career area is right for them. It also provides employers with a new resource for talent. Youth apprenticeship has been around for years in other industry sectors, such as auto and manufacturing, which have seen significant success with it. It was approved for construction four years ago and is beginning to gain significant momentum in Wisconsin. Read the rest of entry »

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