Prevailing wage (“PW”) law is an almost anachronistic subset within the field of wage hour law. Prevailing wages mean those wages that “prevail” in union contracts within a defined geographical area (i.e., a county) and are wages that must be paid on all public work, such as construction contracts to build roads, bridges, and, as

In a rather new twist on the working time class action trend, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is being sued in a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action, where the underlying theory is that the company has denied union representatives compensation for their time performing union-related duties.  The case is entitled Kayser et al. v.