Contractors: Confirm Your Paycheck Protection Program Decision

On April 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued guidance to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act. This followed an April 21, 2020 declaration by Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, that there would be “severe consequences” to large companies that..

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Contractors: Plan Now for the Financial Future

As an essential business, construction work is ongoing and revenue continues to be generated. While working through this time, it is obvious that things are not normal, and won’t be back to normal for some time. As such, there are choppy waters that lie ahead. Companies that navigate best..

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How to Handle a COVID-19 Exposure on the Jobsite

A construction site is a fluid place where things not only change day-to-day, but minute-to-minute. All the precautions that you can possibly take to protect workers has been executed to the best of your abilities. But, then it happens! Someone at the site has been exposed to or has the symptoms..

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Developing your Contract Negotiation Strategy

While COVID-19 has caused major slowdowns across the economy, most segments of the construction industry remain hard at work. As we approach the beginning of another season, evaluating the way your organization handles the contracts that govern your jobs is a crucial step towards ensuring your..

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COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down Week April 6-10

Next week April 6-10th there will be a COVID-19 Safety Stand-Down.

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Changes to Wisconsin Contractor's Premium Adjustment Program (WCPAP)

Author: Jim Ahearn

Category: Construction

If your organization is eligible to file for the Wisconsin Contractor’s Premium Adjustment Program, please be aware that effective 2/1/2021 the Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB) will no longer issue courtesy orange postcard reminders to employers.

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Builder’s Risk Insurance and Waivers of Subrogation

Spring has sprung and with that the building season is in full swing! Though, come to think of it, when hasn’t building been in full swing as of late? With all these buildings going into the ground and sprouting out of it, it makes me think of builder’s risk insurance

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Making Music in Construction Contract Management

A few weeks back my daughter treated me to tickets for an Anderson East concert at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI.  (By the way, he puts on a great show.) During the second set, he covered one of my favorite old tunes by Sam & Dave, “Hold On, I’m Coming.” He then immediately transitioned..

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Indemnification - Big Word, Big Risks 

Almost all businesses enter into numerous contractual agreements each year.  These agreements are often given the same cursory review as an iTunes Agreement.  Failure to closely scrutinize the details of these agreements can adversely impact the business’s total cost of risk in the event of a..

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A Phishing Trip You Won’t Soon Forget!

Many contractors enjoy a fishing trip to Canada or up north with family and/or friends to get away and relax. The time away recharges their batteries for what now feels like a year-round busy season.

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