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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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Bill would protect schools and businesses from some COVID-19 lawsuits

The proposed legislation is needed, according to John Schulze, Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-WI). “This is not about defending [...]

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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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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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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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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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New PPP forgiveness applications released

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with Treasury, released a revised loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The SBA replaced the [...]