About one in 10 Wisconsin construction workers are improperly classified as independent contractors or paid in cash, abuses that deprive the state of about $40 million worth of tax revenue every year.Read More »
Wisconsin's State Senate move forward on Tuesday with a revised COVID-19 relief bill in attempt at reaching a compromise with Gov. Tony Evers and shielding businesses from lawsuits over their handling of the virus.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin coronavirus Devin LeMahieu Gov. Tony Evers Jon Erpenbach Wisconsin Transportation Builders AssociationRead More »
When construction officials look back at the changes they’ve made in response to COVID-19, some of the most wide-ranging ones they see have no doubt been in the ways they provide training.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin coronavirus International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Terry Hayden Terry McGowan training Wayne Belanger Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead More »
State lawmakers moved on Tuesday to advance a bill that would provide businesses with nearly blanket protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits and prevent employers from being able to require that their employees obtain a vaccination against the virus.Read More »
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that a legislative panel would most likely have struck the proposal down.Read More »
Report contends Davis-Bacon stymies competition, costs taxpayers; but authors acknowledge shortcomings
Three years since Wisconsin lawmakers repealed prevailing wage on state and local jobs in Wisconsin, critics of the policy are still debating if the state is better off without it.
Tagged with: Andrew Disch Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Davis-Bacon Act John Schulze North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters prevailing wages Wisconsin Institute for Law and LibertyRead More »
Working in an industry that state officials have deemed essential, Wisconsin construction crews haven't got the luxury of watching the COVID-19 outbreak unfold from home like many state residents.
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Much of Wisconsin’s construction industry will continue to work despite orders from state and local officials requiring residents to stay home.Read More »
Recent legislation that prevents contractors from owing sales and use taxes on materials needed for nonprofit and UW projects has eliminated a long-standing point of frustration for many companies.Read More »