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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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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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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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What the statewide mask order means for contractors

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers today declared a public health emergency and issued an emergency order mandating the statewide use of face masks for all residents [...]

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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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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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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 [...]

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Contractors in Dane County will have another safety mandate for jobsites: masks

Emergency Order #8 from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC), which goes into effect on Monday, July 13, will require everyone age 5 and older to wear a face covering in any indoor space. [...]

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529 college savings accounts (like Edvest or Tomorrow’s Scholar) can now be used for apprenticeship

We tell our kids to stay in school, study hard, then they will be able to go to college. For many years, it has been widely accepted that “college” means going to a liberal arts school and [...]