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Contractors in Dane County will have another safety mandate for jobsites: masks

Emergency Order #8 from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC), which goes into effect on Monday, July 13, will require everyone age 5 and older to wear a face covering in any indoor space. [...]

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 [...]

Employee mental health: More vulnerable than ever during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent shelter-in-place orders have put unusual stress on the mental health of every employee who has to work from. It obviously places far greater strain on [...]

New PPP forgiveness applications released

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with Treasury, released a revised loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The SBA replaced the [...]

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 [...]

What does your online presence say about your company?

The days of the employer holding all the cards in the recruitment process are over; at least for the best employees, regardless of how many people are unemployed as a result of the pandemic. This [...]

Video job interviews: Legal issues with remote access for applicants

Many businesses are continuing to hire for open positions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers that need to continue their hiring processes may see video conferencing platforms as a valuable [...]

PPP update from ABC National

Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) by unanimous consent after the U.S. House of Representatives passed it by an [...]

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 [...]

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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