Opinion Letter

November 30, 2006

I am writing in response to your request for this Office's written opinion regarding the applicability of the Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Law, G.L. c. 149, §§26-27. Specifically, you have asked whether the prevailing wage law applies to certain work to remove and replace warranted loam.

I have attached a recent opinion letter on the subject of warranty work. Please be advised that it is this agency's opinion that the prevailing wage law would similarly not apply to the loam replacement work described in your letter of November 20, 2006.

I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Lisa C. Price
Deputy General Counsel