State Wage & Hour Laws

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 read an interesting blog post by Emily Bushaw and Shannon McDermott in the Perkins Coie blog about a law in Washington State and independent contractor musicians.  The Washington Employment

Continue Reading Can A Rocker Be An Independent Contractor? Does He Need A Written Contract?

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