Prevailing Wage

I have defended more than one hundred Davis Bacon Act and state prevailing wage cases.  This is a much nuanced area of law with many minefields for the unwary employer

Continue Reading Misclassification In Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wage Cases Is A Warning To Employers To “Be Careful Out There.”

I have handled numerous prevailing wage cases, including dozens under the federal Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and read with great interest the proposed changes to the decades-old law.  The proposed rule

Continue Reading USDOL Changing Manner In Which Davis Bacon Act/Prevailing Wages Are Determined—Tilted Towards The Workers For Sure!

Compliance with federal and state prevailing wage laws entails understanding nuanced rules that can be stumbling blocks for unwary employers. The liability for noncompliance with prevailing wage laws can be

Continue Reading Prevailing Wage Compliance Webinar: The Ins And Outs Of These Complicated Laws

I have handled more than one hundred prevailing wage cases, including dozens where the contractor allegedly violated the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act (PWA).  Many times, the employer will assert

Continue Reading New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act Amended To Address Bidding Issue: What It Will Do

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?