Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder [email protected] [email protected] Wisconsin lawmakers are investigating the state’s enforcement of apprenticeship laws for women and minorities after fielding complaints that contractors are taking advantage of the system. “The economic downturn is one thing,” said state ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Nonunion contractors working on prevailing-wage projects that continue into 2010 better be ready on Jan. 1 to start reporting their payrolls to the state. The state Department of Workforce Development on Jan. 1 better be ready to ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Less than a quarter of contractors responded to this year’s prevailing wage state surveys, leaving industry representatives debating the best ways to improve the system. “It can be improved, I think,” said Steve Stone, president of Associated ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Matt’s Electric Inc. might shut down if the state chooses to withhold 2 percent of earnings generated by small and independent contractors. “I can’t absorb that,” said Matt Feyuerherm, president of the small electrical contractor in Ellsworth. ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Municipalities are losing their battle to reverse a decision that would require prevailing wages be paid on more projects. Thirteen municipalities are appealing Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development decisions requiring developers pay prevailing wages when building streets ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Builder groups are lashing out at a late addition to the state budget that would establish new rules for independent contractors and set stiff penalties for worker misclassification. “If your intention is to talk about worker misclassification, ...
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Paul Snyder [email protected] A failed attempt to save six sheds near Baraboo is now a rallying point for those who argue changes to the state’s prevailing wage law could cripple volunteer projects. But those people do not understand the law, ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will spend about $38 million in federal stimulus money to train displaced and new workers while waiting for more money to create jobs. “It’s kind of a chicken-egg thing,” said Assembly ...Read More »
A state lawmaker, claiming the Department of Commerce has too loose a definition of the word “emergency,” is trying to overturn the agency’s contractor registration rule. “(DOC) went the emergency rule route so they can get it enacted quickly,” said ...
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Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder [email protected] [email protected] The Wisconsin Legislature now is involved in an ongoing battle over whether the state’s prevailing wage rules should apply to municipal turnkey projects. The Assembly Committee on Labor soon will review a bill ...
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