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Failure to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 on the jobsite could become a target for you being sued

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued specific COVID-19 guidelines for construction regarding safe work [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Dispute resolution: mediation and arbitration in today’s construction world

Contractors and owners may find themselves facing formal dispute resolution proceedings, which may include mediation and arbitration. For some, it may be their first time. In the author’s [...]

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Businesses need safe harbor during the storm of a lifetime

The government has provided safe harbor in extraordinary times before. Either the state or federal government should act quickly and pass these temporary, targeted measures intended to protect [...]

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Staying up to date on changes to NLRB Election Rules

In late 2019, the Republican-dominated NLRB published new rules that substantially eased the burden on employers.  The rules removed the requirement that elections be held as soon as practicable [...]

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City of Milwaukee mask ordinance takes effect

The Milwaukee ordinance requires masks be worn anytime an individual, 3 years of age or older, is in a building open to the public or in any public space within six feet of another person who is [...]

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