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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 [...]

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Employee mental health: More vulnerable than ever during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shelter-in-place orders have put unusual stress on the mental health of every employee who has to work from. It obviously places far greater strain on [...]

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What makes you different in attracting and retaining employees?

The days of the employer holding all the cards in the recruitment process are over; at least for the best employees, regardless of how many people are unemployed as a result of the pandemic. This [...]

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Supreme Court ruled Federal Anti-Bias Law protects LGBTQ workers

Contractors should be aware of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 15 that protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Employers who [...]

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What does your online presence say about your company?

The days of the employer holding all the cards in the recruitment process are over; at least for the best employees, regardless of how many people are unemployed as a result of the pandemic. This [...]

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Video job interviews: Legal issues with remote access for applicants

Many businesses are continuing to hire for open positions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers that need to continue their hiring processes may see video conferencing platforms as a valuable [...]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), was signed into law on March 18, 2020, in response to the growing health and economic crisis due to COVID-19. The FFCRA includes the Emergency [...]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201 or FFCRA), signed into law on March 18, 2020, includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave [...]

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How business intelligence tools can help your construction firm thrive

Chances are, without strong data and the tools to collect and interpret that data, you’re chasing past success with gut instinct. And while experience is incredibly valuable, it can be [...]