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DoD adds critical verification component to defense contractor cybersecurity requirements

Recognizing the threat of cybercrime and nation-state-sponsored cyber espionage, the Department of Defense (DoD) is enacting new rules to expand cybersecurity requirements within its supply [...]

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Political expression in the workplace

When election season rolls around, you will likely grow more concerned with how that expression might affect workplace productivity, morale, safety, not to mention your company’s brand or [...]

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OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard in the construction industry

Falls have been and remain the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Falls cause one of every three construction worker deaths. These injuries and fatalities occur from falls from [...]

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The art of ONBOARDING

In a continuing tight labor market and ongoing war for talent, it is important to ensure you are not cutting any corners in your onboarding processes with new employees. Just as the recruiting [...]

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Working with difficult employees

Our traditional approach to difficult employees is to march down the path of progressive discipline – oral warning, written warning, suspension, and termination. It seems we are often more [...]

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4 practical steps to successful change management

70% of digital transformation projects fail to achieve their goals with a lack of management support and employee resistance the two top reasons for failure. There are four practical steps to [...]

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Is your case really closed? Understanding exposure after injury settlement

In Wisconsin, most worker compensation cases settle. Understand that employees may have six or 12 years, or an unlimited time to bring a claim, depending on the type of injury ...

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What is your construction company worth?

The construction industry is, at heart, a family industry. This is hardly a profound statement. The vast majority of businesses in the U.S. could be described as family businesses — but the fact [...]

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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 [...]