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What is your construction company worth?

Every construction company has at least two kinds of value: personal value, or what the business is worth to the owner, and transferable value, or what the business is worth to others. To [...]

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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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Veni, Vidi, Veto: Wisconsin 2019-21 State Budget Highlights

Gov. Tony Evers introduced a state budget that included significant public construction investment and the rollback of labor reforms. His first state budget proposal included many of his campaign [...]

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Business Continuity And Perpetuation – Get With The Plan!

Type-A. Entrepreneurial. Driven. Innovative. Tireless. Sound familiar? Contractors are planners by nature. Most company principals have worked their entire professional lives to build and grow [...]

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AR and VR Will Shape the Future of BIM 3D Modeling

Soon, walking through a construction site and envisioning what the completed project will look like won’t require an active imagination. Using virtual and augmented reality and Building [...]

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NLRB’s Prime Healthcare Decision: Time to Cure Ailing Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

In June, the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued an employer-unfriendly decision concerning the acceptable scope of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration [...]

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3M Issues DO NOT USE Recall Notice for Specific Fall Protection Lifeline Devices

RED WING, MN — 3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines.

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How To Avoid Common Compliance Oversights In Construction Contracts

Construction contracts can contain pages and pages of requirements, with issues ranging from labor and safety practices to minimum liability coverages and more. A contract is primarily [...]

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Targeting the “Independent Contractor”

Despite record low unemployment, you finally hired one – a diamond in the ruff. After a 16-hour shift on-the-road, his only question at the end of the day was, “What’s next?” Things are going so [...]