In New York, a contractor has been arrested for allegedly submitting false certified payrolls on a project at La Guardia Aiport, which resulted in 28 construction workers being underpaid by $40,000. If convicted, the contractor can face up to 4 years in prison, prohibition from performing public … [Read more...] about Contractor Charged for Falsifying CPRs on La Guardia Airport Project
Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s SB 954 Requiring Public Works Employers to Obtain Employee Collective Consent before Contributing to Anti-Union IAFs
Interpipe Contracting, Inc. and the Associated Builders and Contractors of California Cooperation Committee, Inc. challenged SB 954, which amended the Labor Code to clarify that employers may take a wage credit to support their prevailing wage contributions to third-party industry advancement funds … [Read more...] about Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s SB 954 Requiring Public Works Employers to Obtain Employee Collective Consent before Contributing to Anti-Union IAFs
California recently adopted the "ABC Test" for business owners to use in order to prove that a worker is an independent contractor and not an employee. It is also being used in some capacity in other states. The ABC Test makes it harder to classify workers as independent contractors, and therefore, … [Read more...] about ABC Test Makes Misclassification a Bigger Risk
A construction company in New York has been charged in the State Supreme Court with an indictment. Among the charges is for misclassifying workers as lesser-skilled in order to pay them less than the prevailing wage rate. The indictment follows a joint investigation led by the Manhattan District … [Read more...] about Construction Company in New York Indicted for Wage Theft and Insurance Fraud
April 2018 Over the last century, many states have adopted protective statutes that require contractors working on state-funded construction projects to pay the local prevailing wage. The rationale behind these prevailing wage laws is to provide wage protections for construction workers and to … [Read more...] about Where Does Prevailing Wage Go From Here ?