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529 college savings accounts (like Edvest or Tomorrow’s Scholar) can now be used for apprenticeship

We tell our kids to stay in school, study hard, then they will be able to go to college. For many years, it has been widely accepted that “college” means going to a liberal arts school and [...]

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Supreme Court ruled Federal Anti-Bias Law protects LGBTQ workers

Contractors should be aware of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down on June 15 that protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  Employers who [...]

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OSHA reminds us about heat hazards this time of year

Heat conditions can change rapidly and management commitment to adjusting heat stress controls is critical to prevent heat illness. An individual at the worksite should be responsible for [...]

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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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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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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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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, [...]