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 beContinue 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 wage hour defense and one of the threats I constantly come up against is a Department of Labor telling me that the owner of the…Continue Reading Personal Liability For Wage Hour Violations: What’s In A Word—Answer- A Lot!
When people work, any of us, invariably, there is some measure of so-called “manual work” that we all do. What happens on wage payment, and should anything happen, if the…Continue Reading The Concept of “Manual Workers:” A Vagary Of New York Law
Uber just settled its New Jersey UI audit on independent contractor assessment for $100,000,000, down from an original sum much greater. Pretty good considering that misclassification is a heavy focus…Continue Reading Can $100,000,000 Be A Good Deal– Ask Uber!
I have blogged many times on security check cases and whether that waiting time is compensable. It continues to be a thorny issue and pops up in many jurisdictions. In…Continue Reading Is Waiting In Your Car Compensable Working Time? California Supreme Court Will Decide
I have handled many working time cases, such as travel time and waiting time cases. A recent case coming out of Maryland spells trouble for employers on these issues. A…Continue Reading Decision On Travel Time And Waiting Time May Signal A Troubling Trend
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