Category: Prevailing Wage Law


On November 23, 2016 Attorney Adam J. Shafran and Rudolph Friedmann LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Xtralight Manufacturing, Ltd. d/b/a Utility Metering Solutions ("UMS") for unpaid prevailing wages, overtime wages and unreimbursed transportation expenses. On December 2, 2016, 25 additional UMS employees were added to the lawsuit ... Read More


Under the McNamara O’Hara Service Contract Act, employee plaintiffs have no private right of action against defendant employers for alleged failure to pay prevailing wages. In a recent case heard by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and in despite of plaintiff’s allegations that the Service Contract ... Read More


The Department of Labor Standards (“DLS”) creates an extensive list of job classifications and their corresponding rate of wages. An awarding authority, such as a municipality, who begins a public works projects submits to the Director of DLS a list of jobs to be employed on the project. Typically these ... Read More


Employers often create complicated payroll formulas to calculate overtime pay for employees who work under public work contracts to comply with Massachusetts’ prevailing wage law. The prevailing wage law (M.G.L. c. 149, § 26-27) governs public works contracts in Massachusetts and mandates a wage rate established by the director of ... Read More


Has your employer failed it pay you the prevailing wage rate that you are owed? Was it even by mistake that they failed to pay you? In a recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Court stated that it is irrelevant whether or not your employer intended to ... Read More


Do you work on public works projects in Massachusetts? If so, you are likely covered by the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law. The Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law establishes minimum wage rates for workers on public construction projects, workers engaged in school bus transportation, operators of vehicles and equipment engaged by public entities ... Read More