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How contractors can recover damages due to COVID-19

There will inevitably be impacts to construction projects and contractors will need to submit requests for extras to recover damages. And, while COVID-19 seems to be changing almost everything, [...]

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11 Tips on SBA funding through the CARES Act

If you are a contractor, and you are planning to apply for CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funding from your local bank, here are 11 tips from the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

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How contractors can track and log COVID-19 expenses

The current pandemic is certainly causing additional unforeseen costs and delays - costs that could not have been predicted a month ago, let alone at the time of original contract. In order to [...]

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Get in touch with your bank ASAP for Payroll Protection Program

Applications are now available online for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans through local SBC banks to organizations employing fewer than 500 employees. Applications [...]

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Treasury, SBA begin effort to distribute emergency funds for small businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita [...]

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed into law

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, commonly referred to as Phase 3, includes significant grants, loans and tax breaks to employers, enhanced unemployment benefits, [...]

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DOL publishes workplace posters for new employee leave rights

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published workplace posters that small and midsize employers can use to fulfill their obligations to notify employees of their rights [...]

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Guidelines for “essential” construction in Wisconsin

Wis. Gov. Tony Evers’ “safer at home” emergency order that is now in effect statewide, closes non-essential businesses, but classifies construction as an “essential” business. This classification [...]

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UPDATE: Details of H.R. 6201 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

H.R. 6201, commonly called Phase 21, will become effective April 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.  While less expansive than earlier drafts considered, the legislation does expand employees’ FMLA [...]

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Department of Labor publishes guidance explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how [...]

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