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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 [...]

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Q & A with U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany after 100 days

Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi has kept the House in recess for much of the time since I was sworn in, and that has really limited our ability to get things done. When we have convened for short [...]

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Dispute resolution: mediation and arbitration in today’s construction world

Contractors and owners may find themselves facing formal dispute resolution proceedings, which may include mediation and arbitration. For some, it may be their first time. In the author’s [...]

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ABC of Wisconsin receives national medal for grassroots efforts

ABC of Wisconsin is being recognized for stellar grassroots efforts among its peer chapters. The chapter received a bronze medal from Associated Builders and Contractors in Washington, D.C. this [...]

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Businesses need safe harbor during the storm of a lifetime

The government has provided safe harbor in extraordinary times before. Either the state or federal government should act quickly and pass these temporary, targeted measures intended to protect [...]

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Staying up to date on changes to NLRB Election Rules

In late 2019, the Republican-dominated NLRB published new rules that substantially eased the burden on employers.  The rules removed the requirement that elections be held as soon as practicable [...]

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ABC of Wisconsin issues statement on DSPS Commercial Plan Review backlog 

“Secretary-designee Crim’s previously publicly-stated goal to ABC members was to have commercial plans reviewed in 4-6 weeks. The problem with the report using an ‘average’ is that an equal [...]

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NEPA rule will eliminate unnecessary delays; reduce costs for construction sector

The Trump Administration issued a final rule to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The White House anticipates the new rule will [...]

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City of Milwaukee mask ordinance takes effect

The Milwaukee ordinance requires masks be worn anytime an individual, 3 years of age or older, is in a building open to the public or in any public space within six feet of another person who is [...]