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Employee Social Security tax deferral: What should be considered?

The presidential memorandum directing the Treasury to allow employers to defer the 6.2% social security tax withholding on most wages paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. [...]

Governor Evers issues new executive order urging limited activity

Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order today urging people to stay home as much as possible while pressing businesses to take steps to protect employees and customers to combat COVID-19.

Focus on careers in construction during National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeships are a key part of Associated Builders and Contractors’ commitment to an all-of-the-above approach for developing a safe, skilled and productive workforce that meets the current [...]

UPDATE: Order limiting indoor public gatherings to 25% put on hold by appeals court

As a follow-up to the extension of his mask mandate, Gov. Tony Evers’ administration has issued another COVID-19-related Emergency Order, this one limiting inside public gatherings to no more [...]

OSHA Issues FAQs on N95 Respirator Effectiveness Against Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the effectiveness of N95 respirators against coronavirus exposure as [...]

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 [...]