Construction companies working on public projects must comply with Prevailing Wage laws, including registration and employee pay rates.

The Department of Labor performs spot checks to verify that all of the contractors are properly registered, and employees properly paid. Also, employees can file a complaint with the Department of Labor if they believe that they have not been paid the appropriate wages. In either case, the Department of Labor may conduct an audit of the wages paid to verify appropriate rates and overtime.

Companies under audit have a right to legal representation and can contest assessments against them. Trimboli & Prusinowski is experienced in addressing prevailing wage matters including representing contractors during audits, appealing penalty assessments and negotiating settlements concerning alleged violations.