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Failure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 on the jobsite could become a target for you being sued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued specific COVID-19 guidelines for construction regarding safe work [...]

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ABC of Wisconsin helping with fight against Cardio Vascular Disease in construction

Adults in the construction industry have a slightly higher prevalence of CVD compared to all industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  In fact, 1 in 25 construction workers [...]

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Bill would protect schools and businesses from some COVID-19 lawsuits

The proposed legislation is needed, according to John Schulze, Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-WI). “This is not about defending [...]

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Five ways to ensure the firms you hire are independent contractors

The difference between an independent contractor and employee is complicated and crucial, so it is important to consult an attorney to address your specific situation. Regardless, there are [...]

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ABC endorses President Trump for reelection

Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to announce its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for reelection. In a letter to the president, ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman and [...]

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ABC member rallying for help to assist with Iowa storm damage

An ABC member is working to help the people of Iowa who were hit hard by the August 10 derecho storm. The storm had came with hurricane strength, straight-line winds for more than 90 minutes, [...]

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UW-Platteville earns first place in Safety in the ABC National Construction Management Competition

UW-Platteville and UW-Stout were high performers at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition this year. UW-Platteville placed first in the Safety [...]

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OSHA won’t enforce state mask mandate

OSHA representatives contend OSHA is not in the business of enforcing the state mandate, but reminds contractors that their actions should not be dictated by a statewide mandate. "Employers [...]

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What you should know if your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency

If your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency, you should complete the Relief of Charging Due To Public Health Emergency Form to prevent those benefits from being charged to [...]

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Nonresidential construction spending in June only slightly lower than June 2019

While many contractors reported that they sustained project interruptions during the second quarter—the worst economic quarter on record—the nation’s nonresidential construction sector was still [...]