Category: Prevailing Wage

ARE YOU REALLY AN APPRENTICE AND GETTING THE RIGHT RATE?

Journeyman electrician apprentice rate for prevailing wage in Massachusetts

Apprenticeships are vital components to traditional building and construction trade jobs such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, masons, and sheet metal workers.  They provide hands-on experience in a structured work-based training environment. Under Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law workers on certain jobs…

SOLAR PROJECTS AND THE PREVAILING WAGE

Solar Prevailing Wage Lawyer

Solar power is a booming industry in Massachusetts.  According to recent data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), as of Q2 2020, Massachusetts is 8th in the country in solar energy installed.  In fact, Massachusetts wants to increase the…

AM I GETTING THE RIGHT “RATE”?

Prevailing Wage Carpenter Cutting Wood 'Should I Be Getting "The Rate?" Job

Haga Clic Aquí para Español The Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law… requires that employees working certain jobs involving the state or local cities and towns receive prevailing wage (often called “the rate” on job sites).  The law exists so companies don’t…

Prevailing Wage and False Claims Acts

The Intersection of the Prevailing Wage Laws and False Claims Acts Federal and state prevailing wage laws set hourly rates for workers on “public works,” which are government-financed construction, renovation, and other projects. Federal and state false claims acts (also…

The Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law

A law called the Bacon Davis Act sets prevailing wages for federal contractor jobs, and the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law sets wages for certain jobs involving the state or local governments. Basically, the prevailing wage law in Massachusetts creates special minimum…