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NLRB makes it harder to discipline employees for their outbursts against their employer

9/3/2014 8:12 AM
A recent case before the National Labor Relations Board gave the Board the opportunity to consider when an employee may lawfully be discharged for actively participating in a conversation on social media, such as Facebook, in which the employer is criticized. Read the rest of entry »

PLA on Bucks arena would be a foul!

6/30/2014 10:00 AM
The only basketball question that is more pressing than the potential of Bucks’ first-round draft pick Jabari Parker is the uncertainty surrounding the team’s new home.
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ABC Celebrates Supreme Court's Recess Appointment Ruling

6/27/2014 9:00 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning that President Obama unconstitutionally bypassed the U. S. Senate by appointing Sharon Block, Richard Griffin and Terrence Flynn to fill National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vacancies
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Supreme Court finds no "Recess" Existed in 2012. NLRB rulings likely void!

6/27/2014 7:41 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that President Obama's three "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board made on January 4, 2012, were invalid because they were not in accord with the Recess Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Read the rest of entry »

Solving the Construction Workforce Shortage

6/20/2014 7:27 AM
With a shortage of workers looming, if not already here, apprenticeship is a great way to get into the construction industry. You will see that most of the owners in this video went through the ABC program and now are successful business owners. In other words, the sky is the limit! Read the rest of entry »

Value Drivers for Growth and Profitability – Using the Merit Shop Scorecard

5/6/2014 1:50 AM
Ever wonder why some contractors struggled during the economic downturn and other contractors were more sustainable during that period of time? Successful contractor businesses have always been effective at implementing value drivers for their organization. Read the rest of entry »

Governor proclaims May as Building Safety Month

5/2/2014 8:28 AM
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed May 2014, as Building Safety Month throughout Wisconsin. The Alliance for Regulatory Coordination requested the proclamation to help raise awareness of the importance of building safety and to recognize the countless lives that have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by state and municipal agencies in Wisconsin. Read the rest of entry »

The ABC of Wisconsin Guide to the Uniform Commercial Building Code

4/18/2014 10:04 AM
This new law creates a uniform commercial building code by prohibiting local units of government from enacting or enforcing an ordinance that establishes minimum standards for the construction or alteration of, or an addition to a public building unless that ordinance strictly conforms to the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code. Read the rest of entry »

How will your company stack up on the Merit Shop Scorecard?

4/9/2014 5:24 AM
Everyone wants to know how they can improve their company, in production, finances, community involvement, employee relations and in many other areas. The Scorecard allows you to do that easily. You simply fill out the form, either by yourself, or as many companies do, with a team of people. The biggest advantage to using a team is that you will get a better idea of what is reality, as opposed to possibly believing something when it is not true. Read the rest of entry »

New Legislation Creates Code Clarity for Builders

3/26/2014 5:35 AM
Wisconsin lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 617 creating a uniform commercial building code in Wisconsin. ABC of Wisconsin was very instrumental in the creation of this bill. The legislation now needs Governor Walker’s signature to become law. Read the rest of entry »

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