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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 [...]

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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 [...]