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Bill targets prevailing wage law (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A bill that would repeal every prevailing wage law change enacted in last year’s state budget faces long odds in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. State Rep. Mary Williams, R-Medford, has drafted a bill that would reinstate a threshold ...

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Industry questions wage report prep work

By Paul Snyder Construction companies are disputing the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s claim it adequately prepared the industry for changes to the state’s prevailing wage law. The changes require contractors file monthly reports on prevailing-wage payments on public works ...

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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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Contractors complain about wage reporting costs

By Paul Snyder Complying with the state’s new prevailing-wage reporting law is coming at heavy costs to contractors throughout Wisconsin. Under the state’s new prevailing-wage law, contractors are required to file monthly reports that detail prevailing-wage payments on any public ...

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ABC announces prevailing-wage law suspension

By Paul Snyder The state has temporarily suspended its new prevailing-wage reporting law, according to the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc., which has filed a request for an injunction to block enforcement of the law. But officials with ...

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Prevailing-wage deadline frays industry’s nerves

By Paul Snyder Acting on industrywide confusion over the state’s new prevailing-wage requirements, the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. on Friday requested an injunction to block enforcement of the law. “On the most basic level, it’s a bad ...

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Bill to license ironworkers draws fire (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Backers of a bill requiring ironworkers to be licensed in Wisconsin say safety is at the core of their effort. But they lack evidence showing that the ironworkers or the public would be safer with state licensure. ...

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Bill would boost Building Commission membership

By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of ...

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