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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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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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Coronavirus resources from DOL

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace

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Coronavirus is not for everyone: What should employers do?

Every employer should spend some time assessing the risk to their workforce and confirming whether or not they have reason for concern about employee exposures. Those with elevated risks should [...]

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Joint-employer ruling by NLRB effective April 27

Thanks to successful lobbying by the ABC National staff, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule on the standard for determining joint-employer status on February 26

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Expansive careers for women in construction sector

Women totaled more than half of U.S. payroll jobs last December, just the second time women have outnumbered men in the workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet while women made [...]

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ABC Jobs Ambassador Rebecca Kleefisch Chats With High School Students About Apprenticeship

National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 11 - 15) began with the announcement that former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is partnering with ABC of Wisconsin as a new Jobs Ambassador and it culminated at [...]

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Falling work comp rates: “The good, the bad & the ugly”

On October 1, 2019 Wisconsin continued its trend entering a fourth consecutive year of reduced workers’ compensation insurance rates. Rates in 2019 fell an average of 8.84% compared to 2018, [...]

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New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cutoff to $35,568

Effective January 1, 2020, a final rule from the US Department of Labor (DOL) amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations implementing the minimum wage and overtime exemptions for [...]

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8 Potential Ugly Scenarios For Companies Without Employee Handbooks

Companies I work with often ask themselves, "Why should I have an employee handbook?" When I hear this, I know they are looking at the handbook as a potential enemy. "It will confine me in my [...]

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