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Industry groups support wage law changes

By Paul Snyder Three contractor groups are aligning themselves with the Department of Workforce Development in support of changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. Those groups — the Construction Business Group, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association and the Wisconsin ...

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Local preference fight fails again

By Sean Ryan Contractors trying to win public works contracts in Milwaukee are continuing their attempts on multiple fronts to overturn the city’s local preference law. American Sewer Services Inc., Rubicon, and United Sewer and Water Inc., Menomonee Falls, on ...

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Contractor confusion prevails for wage reporting

By Paul Snyder The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s stated goal of helping the industry navigate prevailing wage reporting does little for a payroll administrator in Fennimore who still is waiting for help. On Feb. 3, with the Feb. 7 ...

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Court of Appeals hears sick leave arguments

By Paul Snyder The future of Milwaukee’s sick leave law might hinge on the wording of a referendum question city voters approved in November 2008. That wording was at the heart of oral arguments Wednesday before three Wisconsin District IV ...

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Contractors rekindle local preference fight (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee has invoked its local bidder preference on three sewer project awards, and contractors have challenged every contract. Builders filing the latest challenge argue the local preference law hurts Milwaukee residents looking for work because, in the ...

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