Navigating New York Prevailing Wage Laws
Nonunion contractors working on public improvement projects are required to pay prevailing wages. This includes wages and supplements. A contractor must maintain certified payroll reports showing its labor hours and costs. On a public works project, unpaid workers can make a claim against the general contractor’s payment bond if a subcontractor does not pay prevailing wages.
Silverberg P.C. provides contractors with the advice and representation they need to maintain compliance with wage laws and provides strong representation when disputes over wages and regulatory compliance arise.
Effective Legal Representation
The services the firm provides include legal counsel in the following areas of New York wage law:
- Regulatory compliance
- Union issue guidance and project work agreements for public works projects
- Hiring of temporary and independent labor contractors
Minority Business Enterprises
Most public entities require contractors to achieve goals for giving work to businesses owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged people (MBE/WBE/DBE). In such instances, the minority business must provide a “commercially useful function” so that such work qualifies toward the contract’s goals. We are seeing increasing enforcement of such matters.
Attorney Karl Silverberg worked as a licensed civil engineer for eight years and has handled New York construction law issues for more than 15 years.
Contact The Firm For Answers To Your Questions
For legal counsel in all areas of New York prevailing wage law, call Silverberg P.C. in Central Islip, New York, at 631-904-0307 or use the email contact form. Mr. Silverberg is available to discuss your regulatory compliance needs at any time.