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Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.149, s.26 Public Works, wages
MGL c.149, s.27 Classification, Schedule of Wages. The Prevailing Wage Law
MGL c.149, s.27A Appeals from classification
MGL c.149, s.27B Records
MGL c.149, s.27C Penalties

Forms

Prevailing Wage Forms

Selected Cases

Lighthouse Masonry, Inc. v. Div. of Admin. Law Appeals , 466 Mass. 692 (2013).
The prevailing wage law is a strict liability statute. Liability is imposed even where a contractor or subcontractor has no intent to violate the law. “Under a strict liability scheme, an employer's reason for the violation is irrelevant; the fact of violation is sufficient for a penalty to issue.”

Web Sources

  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws , Foundation for Fair Contracting of Massachusetts
  • Prevailing Wage Program, Mass. Division of Occupational Safety
    "The Division of Occupational Safety issues prevailing wage schedules to cities, towns, counties, districts, authorities, and agencies of the commonwealth for construction projects and several other types of public work. These prevailing wage schedules contain hourly wage rates that workers must receive when working on a public project."
  • Topical Outline of Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law pdf format of Prevailing Wage Index
, Mass. Division of Occupational Safety, September 2014
    This 55-page guide presents the "appropriate occupational classification for various tasks performed on a work site"

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