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Bill would protect schools and businesses from some COVID-19 lawsuits

The proposed legislation is needed, according to John Schulze, Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-WI). “This is not about defending [...]

Five ways to ensure the firms you hire are independent contractors

The difference between an independent contractor and employee is complicated and crucial, so it is important to consult an attorney to address your specific situation. Regardless, there are [...]

UW-Platteville earns first place in Safety in the ABC National Construction Management Competition

UW-Platteville and UW-Stout were high performers at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition this year. UW-Platteville placed first in the Safety [...]

OSHA won’t enforce state mask mandate

OSHA representatives contend OSHA is not in the business of enforcing the state mandate, but reminds contractors that their actions should not be dictated by a statewide mandate. "Employers [...]

What you should know if your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency

If your employees were laid off due to the public health emergency, you should complete the Relief of Charging Due To Public Health Emergency Form to prevent those benefits from being charged to [...]

Nonresidential construction spending in June only slightly lower than June 2019

While many contractors reported that they sustained project interruptions during the second quarter—the worst economic quarter on record—the nation’s nonresidential construction sector was still [...]

What the statewide mask order means for contractors

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers today declared a public health emergency and issued an emergency order mandating the statewide use of face masks for all residents [...]