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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 [...]

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PPP update from ABC National

Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) by unanimous consent after the U.S. House of Representatives passed it by an [...]

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ABC launches safe and healthy construction pledge

Associated Builders and Contractors recently launched the Safe and Healthy Construction Pledge, an industry-wide call to action to redouble construction jobsite safety commitments under new [...]

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OSHA issues guidance to help construction workers during the coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance [...]

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Governor allocates more than $1 billion in COVID-19 federal dollars

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is directing more than $1 billion in federal funds for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, emergency operations and supplies. Here is a brief summary

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OSHA issues revised enforcement guidance for recording cases of COVID-19

OSHA using discretion in enforcement during COVID-19; considering an employer’s "good faith" efforts when doing inspections.

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Understanding tax implications for COVID-19 programs

Recent developments in federal tax and economic incentives have been “fast and furious.” Our federal legislators have enacted business support through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic [...]

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ABC of WI video service includes NEW video on COVID-19 for employees

The Training Network has added another a new "Protecting Yourself Against COVID-19" educational video to the video subscription for ABC of Wisconsin members.