Employees On Public Works Projects Are Protected By Prevailing Wage Laws
Workers on public projects are entitled to protections that ensure they receive a minimum wage for their work. If employers violate these protections, employees have the right to demand a fair wage.
Employees deserve quality representation to uphold their rights and obtain compensation for their lost wages. Employers need an equal or better defense if they are accused of violating prevailing wage laws.
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Resolving Misclassification Issues
Prevailing wage — The hourly wage, benefits and overtime paid to workers, laborers and mechanics in public works.
Since the passage of the Davis-Bacon Act in 1932 and subsequent Massachusetts law on prevailing wage, workers in public construction and government-funded projects have been protected by minimum wage rates. These minimum rates prevent companies from slashing labor costs to be more competitive in public works project bids.
In addition to public construction, prevailing wage standards apply to public works contractors (such as trash hauling and school bus drivers) and maintenance services hired for government buildings, along with certain other groups. Prevailing wage limits do not apply to most private sector employees, but they are a valuable benefit to public works project employees who are protected.
We Can Provide Guidance On Massachusetts’ Changing Prevailing Wage Rates
Prevailing wage rate tables are in constant flux and not always easy to determine. It takes an experienced prevailing wage attorney to interpret the complexities of the system and to determine whether an employer is or is not paying its employees fairly.
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