A bill up for consideration in a Senate panel would let trades groups turn to state government to distribute brochures meant to help college dropouts find a “second start” in construction and other industries.
Even though contractors and other seasonal employers may be unhappy with new rules that have their employees searching more often for other jobs when they are on layoff, there appears to be little chance much will change this year.
State officials’ efforts to crack down on companies that misclassify direct employees as independent contractors has generated more than $1 million for the state’s unemployment-benefits system over the past few years.
One thing you can always count on in Wisconsin is winter weather. Winter will come and with it will come a time when, for some businesses and employees at least, work cannot proceed simply because it's too cold outside.