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A compilation of laws, regulations, cases and web sources on prevailing wage law.
MGL c.149, s.26 Public Works, wagesMGL c.149, s.27 Classification, Schedule of Wages. The Prevailing Wage LawMGL c.149, s.27A Appeals from classificationMGL c.149, s.27B RecordsMGL c.149, s.27C Penalties
Prevailing Wage Complaint Form , Massachusetts Attorney General.
Request for Prevailing Wage Rates, Department of Labor Standards.
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.”
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."
Prevailing Wage Topical 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"
Labor and Employment in Massachusetts , Lexis, loose-leaf
Mass. Construction Law and Litigation , MCLE, Section 2.7 Prevailing wage
Mass. Practice v.57, Construction Law , Section 10:129 Prevailing wage
Wages and Hours: Law and Practice , Matthew Bender, loose-leaf
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