Prevailing Wage

I do a lot of prevailing wage defense and am always interested in developments in this nuanced area of wage-hour law.  I have noticed a trend lately that States (e.g.

Continue Reading New Prevailing Wage Law In Illinois Puts Pressure On General Contractors To Sign Up With Unions: The Government Assisting In Top-Down Organizing!

A favorite tactic of the New Jersey Department of Labor, in a prevailing wage case, where the subcontractor cannot pay the assessments, is to go “upstream” against the General Contractor
Continue Reading Contractors Cannot Go Upstream Against The State of New Jersey In Prevailing Wage Class Action

In July 2019, the New Jersey Legislature amended and expanded the State’s wage-hour laws to give the enforcing agency the power to stop an errant contractor, especially those doing prevailing
Continue Reading New Enforcement Powers Given to New Jersey DOL Exercised In Broad Fashion For First Time: The Coming Of The Storm?

On prevailing wage projects, employees are paid for the different trade work they do by the rate for that trade.  Sometimes, employees work in more than one classification (e.g. Carpenter
Continue Reading On Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage Projects, Be Aware of “Split Classification” Issues and Problems

I do a great deal of prevailing wage defense on behalf of employers, both on a federal level (i.e. Davis-Bacon Act) and the State of New Jersey prevailing wage statute.  
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