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Prevailing Wage Law

Discover no-hassle ways to comply with prevailing wage law – and get the job done! Prevailing wage is a mandatory component of many public works projects. Unfortunately, the law often raises more questions than it answers. What is the prevailing wage? What paperwork do I need? How can I avoid liability and complaints? What if I need help? Let’s start with these reference materials. Turn to this reference set and get the answers you seek – and the practical guidance you need to avoid penalties and costly litigation. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of complying with prevailing wage law – minus the confusion and worries. Order now and get practical how-to’s on surviving prevailing wage predicaments on your next project. Benefits for You •Understand the intricate rules governing prevailing wages and benefits •Discover how prevailing wages are enforced •Down-to-earth strategies on how to limit your liability under prevailing wage laws •Tips on investigating, responding to and defending against prevailing wage complaints •Learn how prevailing wage law interacts with wage and hour law
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Agenda

Historical Overview
— Michael Wietrzychowski
  • What Is the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law?
  • Purpose and Overview of the Prevailing Wage Law
  • Relation to Davis-Bacon Act and Federal Law
When Are Prevailing Wages and Contractor Registration Required?
— Michael Wietrzychowski
  • What Is a Public Works Project?
  • What Projects Are Covered by New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law?
  • What Projects Are Exempt From New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law?
  • How Is the Prevailing Wage Determined?
  • Who Must Be Paid the Prevailing Wage?
  • Apprentices, Helpers and the Problem of Misclassification
  • Contractor Registration Requirements
Who Is Responsible for the Payment of Prevailing Wages?
— David A. Rapuano, Esq.
  • What Are the Contractor's Responsibilities to Comply With the Law?
  • What Are the Subcontractor's Responsibilities?
  • Impact of the Prevailing Wage on Material Suppliers and Fabricators
  • What Are the Owner's or Awarding Body's Responsibilities?
  • What Are the Surety's Responsibilities?
  • Recordkeeping Requirements and Certified Payroll Reports
How Is New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law Enforced?
— John D. Horowitz and Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.
  • Enforcement by New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Audit Process
  • Back Wages, Penalties and Administrative Fees
  • Debarment Actions, Revocation of Contractor Registration
  • Private Lawsuits by Workers and Unions
  • Recovery of Attorneys' Fees by Successful Workers
Liability for Failure to Comply
— John D. Horowitz and Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.
  • Contractor Liability, Personal Liability, Surety Liability
  • Public Owner Right to Make Direct Payments
Defending Prevailing Wage Claims
— John D. Horowitz and Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.
  • Dealing With Agency Audits and Wage Claims
  • Defending Private Actions by Individual Workers and Class Actions
  • Potential Criminal Liability
  • Debarment Proceedings
  • The Role of the Surety
Basic Wage and Hour Law and Its Relation to Prevailing Wage
— John D. Horowitz and Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.
  • Calculating Hours Worked
  • Travel Time and Portal-to-Portal Act
  • Off-Site Work, Covered or Not Covered?
  • Overtime Requirements
  • Work Rules and Manning Issues
  • Project Labor Agreements and Effect of Law on Union Contracts
Questions and Answers
— John D. Horowitz and Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.
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Michael Wietrzychowski – Moderator

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Michael J. Wietrzychowski, Esq.

  • Partner with the Litigation Department at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group
  • Handles discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour law litigation
  • Frequent speaker on employment and labor law issues
  • Selected as a top 50 labor and employment attorney in the USA by Lawdragon
  • Named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for labor and employment law by Law and Politics, 2006 to 2011
  • J.D. degree, James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University; M.S. degree, University of Maryland; B.A. degree, Hartwick College
David A. Rapuano, Esq.

David A. Rapuano, Esq.

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

  • Partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Archer & Greiner, P.C.
  • Represents public and private sector management in all areas of labor and employment law
  • Practice involves client counseling to ensure compliance with all aspects of labor and employment law
  • On the editorial board of the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly
  • Speaks frequently to management and human resources professionals
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Notre Dame Law School; B.A. degree, Brown University
  • Can be contacted at 856-616-2603 or drapuano@archerlaw.com
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Steven R. Weinstein, Esq.

Becker Meisel LLC

  • Partner with Becker Meisel LLC
  • More than 30 years of experience in representing management in labor and employment matters
  • Presented seminars on behalf of numerous organizations
  • LL.M. degree in labor law, New York University School of Law; J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School; graduate, Syracuse University
  • Can be contacted at 973-422-1100 or srweinstein@beckermeisel.com
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Product ID: 386532
Published 2011
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