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Massachusetts and Federal Prevailing Wage Law

Learn the Facts About Prevailing Wage Law in Massachusetts. Turn to the information provided by our experienced panel and learn about the prevailing wages which are required to be paid on public projects in Massachusetts. Benefits for You •Learn how prevailing wage rates are determined under Massachusetts law •Understand the responsibilities of general contractors and subcontractors on Massachusetts public projects •Discover how Massachusetts prevailing wage laws are enforced •Get current information about the American Recovery Act •Secure knowledge about the Davis-Bacon and Davis-Bacon related acts •Obtain insight regarding compliance with federal prevailing wage laws
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This seminar will be presented by Attorneys Miranda S. Jones, Esq., Paul M. Lane, Esq., John J. McNamara, Esq., and Richard D. Wayne, Esq.
What Are Massachusetts Prevailing Wages?
(Break 10:00 am – 10:10 am)
  • Purpose of Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law
  • What Is a Public Project Under Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law?
  • How Is the Prevailing Wage Rate Determined Under Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law?
  • Who Must Be Paid Prevailing Wages?
  • Apprentices, Benefits and Related Issues
  • Payroll Reporting Requirements Under Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law
Who Is Responsible for the Payment of Prevailing Wages Under Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law?
  • What Are the General Contractors' Responsibilities?
  • What Are the Subcontractors' Responsibilities?
  • What Are the Awarding Authority's Responsibilities?
  • What Are the Surety's Responsibilities?
How Are Massachusetts Prevailing Wages Enforced?
  • Enforcement by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Criminal Prosecution and Civil Punishment
  • Private Actions
Defending Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Claims
Suspension and Debarment
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Federal Prevailing Wage Laws, Executive Orders, Regulations, Bidding, Compliance and Enforcement
(Break 2:30 pm – 2:40 pm)
  • American Recovery Act
  • Executive Orders
  • The Trickle-Down Effect – Impact of Recent Federal Legislation and Executive Orders on Massachusetts Public Bidding Laws
  • The Davis-Bacon Act
  • Davis-Bacon Related Acts
  • Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
  • Copeland Anti-Kickback Act
  • Bid Specifications and Wage Determination(s)
  • Prevailing Wage Rates and Fringe Benefits
  • Apprentices and Trainees
  • Helpers
  • Foremen and Supervisory Employees
  • Truck Drivers
  • Enforcement
  • Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act 41 USC §35 et seq., Summary
  • The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act 41 USC §351 et seq.
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Paul M. Lane, Esq.

Paul M. Lane, Esq. – Moderator

Domestico, Lane & McNamara, LLP

  • Partner in the law firm of Domestico, Lane & McNamara, LLP
  • Practices in the areas of construction and commercial law, and litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction and commercial disputes
  • Frequent lecturer on construction law for numerous organizations
  • Writer of Ten Steps To Ensure Project Completion And Litigation Avoidance in Massachusetts
  • Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Construction/Surety) by Boston Magazine
  • J.D. degree, Suffolk University Law School; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, A&S Honors program, Boston College
  • Can be contacted at 508-626-9000 or [email protected]
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Miranda S. Jones, Esq.

Massachusetts Attorney General

  • Assistant attorney general with the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Fair Labor Division
  • Enforces the state wage and hour laws, including prevailing wage, independent contractor, minimum wage, payment of wages, overtime, tip pooling, child labor, and Sunday and holiday premium pay laws
  • Frequently lectures on enforcement of the Prevailing Wage Law for the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General
  • Former assistant district attorney in Middlesex County and private criminal defense attorney
  • Former adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Middlesex Community College
  • J.D. degree, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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John J. McNamara, Esq.

Domestico, Lane & McNamara, LLP

  • Partner in the law firm of Domestico, Lane & McNamara, LLP
  • Concentrates in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction disputes
  • Co-wrote the book Calculating Construction Damages, Aspen Law & Business, 2000
  • Wrote Chapter 28: "Compensatory Damages for Breach of Contract", Aspen Law Construction Law Handbook
  • Published numerous articles, seminar materials and frequent lecturer on construction law
  • J.D. degree, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; graduate, summa cum laude, Worcester State College
Richard D. Wayne, Esq.

Richard D. Wayne, Esq.

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP

  • Partner in the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
  • Practices in prevailing wage, wage and hour issues, occupational safety and health, labor relations, employment law and employment discrimination
  • Represents a wide variety of employers, including a large number of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Regularly appears before numerous state and federal agencies, including USDOL, OSHA, EEOC, NLRB, MCAD, DLS and MA OAG FLBP; also litigates cases in state and federal courts involving the MA PW, WH matters, discrimination claims, ULPs, OSHA citations, noncompetition agreements and other employment related matters
  • Experience counseling clients concerning maintaining nonunion status, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, grievance handling, arbitration and implementation, and administration of employment policies and practices
  • J.D. degree, Boston University Law School; B.S. degree, Boston University
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Product ID: 386379
Published 2011
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