Nearly 20% of jobs in the United States are now some form of non-traditional worker-company relationship, like independent contractor. Independent contractor work is appealing for both the worker and the company. The contractor has the benefit of setting prices, work hours, type of work and completion schedule. It also has the freedom and flexibility to staff to meet their needs and reduce training time and costs.Read More »
A construction lobbying group is pushing for changes to state law that would give Wisconsin companies a bidding advantage on state projects and require companies that misclassify workers to tack the cost of taxpayer-funded health insurance and other benefits onto public bids.
Tagged with: Andrew Disch Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. Badger Care John Gard John Schulze North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now worker misclassificationRead More »
The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.
Tagged with: apprenticeships Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 Jill Billings John Schulze Mechanical Contractors of Wisconsin Wisconsin Assembly Wisconsin Pipe Trades AssociationRead More »
Wisconsin's Senate District 10 special election was seen by many as a preview of things to come in the 2018 mid-term elections. It also appears to have served as a sort of proxy battle between union and non-union groups in the construction industry.
Tagged with: Adam Jarchow Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Patty Schachtner Steve Kwaterski Wisconsin Laborers District CouncilRead More »
The good news is the bad news. Wisconsin's not-seasonally-adjusted construction-unemployment rate was the lowest on record for the state in November, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More »
With the industry’s recruiting efforts bringing more young workers with little experience into the trades, what can contractors do to ensure their worksites remain safe?
Tagged with: AGC of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 John Schulze Mike Fabishak osha R. A. Smith National safety Terry McGowanRead More »
With the start of the state Legislature’s new session, construction industry representatives are preparing to bang their heads against an old wall: getting sales-tax exemptions when buying building materials for tax-exempt entities.Read More »