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Why Repealing Prevailing Wage Laws Costs States More Money

Wisconsin recently proposed repealing its prevailing wage law in hopes to save money. In reality this measure will cost the state nearly 9,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in revenue, $77 million in tax revenue, and will export around $500 million in construction investments out of state according to a study done by Smart Cities Prevail and …

July 30, 2015 11:05 am | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Industry News, Prevailing Wage

New Prevailing Wage Laws Passed in Massachusetts

Some construction workers know what its like to go for weeks without pay, to be paid less than promised, and to not receive overtime pay when they work it. They are hired strategically as independent contractors by bad actors looking to save on job costs. This wage theft has become …

July 28, 2015 11:55 am | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

What Do Pot Holes and Ice Cream Have in Common?

They both make us scream! That is why Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream of Shelby, Michigan has created a brand new “Michigan Pot Hole”  flavor.  This flavor features “thick, black-tar fudge in chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate asphalt,” a very creative take on the classic Rocky-Road flavor. However, Michigan Pot Hole is not …

March 20, 2015 5:27 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Tips and Tricks

U.S. Now Divided 25 to 25 After Wisconsin Passes Right-To-Work Bill

With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signing the Right-To-Work bill into law, the country is now officially split in half over the 1947 Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act. The last time a Right-to-Work Bill was passed was in 2012 in both Indiana and Michigan, but other states are in …

March 10, 2015 4:55 pm | Filed under: Industry News, Prevailing Wage, State Regulations

$305,000 Later A Firm Learned A Valuable Lesson

How and when should overtime wages be paid? If you cannot answer this question you may be in trouble. It is a lack of knowledge on that very subject that has M.H. Electric paying more than $305k in back wages from at least 10 federally funded construction projects awarded in …

February 11, 2015 2:41 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Davis-Bacon, Industry News, Prevailing Wage, Uncategorized

39 Employees + Misclassification = $87,239 in Back Wages

Prevailing wage has been set into place in many states to ensure that workers are receiving the amount due to them for the scope of work they are performing. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts assure fairness in bidding and promote economic growth by supporting the middle class which then returns …

February 3, 2015 6:21 pm | Filed under: Auditing & Violations, Davis-Bacon, Industry News, Prevailing Wage