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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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Wisconsin’s January construction unemployment was up a tick from December

Wisconsin’s estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate in January was 6%, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by Associated [...]

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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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Wisconsin “Safer At Home” exemption update

Construction is broadly exempted through the executive order exemptions. Here are some answers to common questions about this order.

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Construction can continue under latest emergency order

Wisconsin Gov. Evers'  "Safer At Home" executive order continues to exempt construction operations as "essential services."

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An update on the pending ‘Safer At Home’ order

ABC of Wisconsin has been receiving several inquiries from members regarding Gov. Tony Evers’ forthcoming “Safer At Home” executive order that will be issued tomorrow, especially whether [...]

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Construction is now exempt from mass gathering restrictions

ABC has been on the front lines fighting to make sure construction continues in Wisconsin. Today, Gov. Tony Evers’ administration issued Emergency Order #8, which clarifies that [...]