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Wisconsin’s January construction unemployment was up a tick from December

Wisconsin’s estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate in January was 6%, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by Associated [...]

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Guidelines for “essential” construction in Wisconsin

Wis. Gov. Tony Evers’ “safer at home” emergency order that is now in effect statewide, closes non-essential businesses, but classifies construction as an “essential” business. This classification [...]

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UPDATE: Details of H.R. 6201 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

H.R. 6201, commonly called Phase 21, will become effective April 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.  While less expansive than earlier drafts considered, the legislation does expand employees’ FMLA [...]

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Wisconsin “Safer At Home” exemption update

Construction is broadly exempted through the executive order exemptions. Here are some answers to common questions about this order.

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Construction can continue under latest emergency order

Wisconsin Gov. Evers'  "Safer At Home" executive order continues to exempt construction operations as "essential services."

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ABC member offers financial services for COVID-19

ABC member Clarity Management reminds members it can help do cash forecasting, negotiating with banks, and completing SBA Disaster Loans.

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Are there exceptions for small businesses?

The US Department of Labor is authorized to issue regulations that would exempt employers with fewer than 50 employees if such payment obligation would jeopardize the viability of the employer’s [...]

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What tax credits are available?

Employers are entitled to tax credits on their employer’s portion of payroll taxes for wages paid to employees.   For paid FMLA leave, an employer will be entitled to a tax credit for qualified [...]

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What is the amount of pay?

Under the FMLA provisions, when leave is needed due to a school or day care closure, the employer can provide the first 10 days of leave unpaid, then subsequent absences for this reason must be [...]

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What does the new COVID-19 legislation from Washington cover?

It covers emergency paid sick leave, family medical leave, tax credits for employers on the employer’s portion of payroll taxes for wages paid to employees. You can find more details [...]