Prevailing Wage Program, Mass. Dept. of Labor Standards
"The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) issues prevailing wage information for construction projects and other types of public work. These prevailing wage schedules contain hourly wage rates that workers must receive when working on a public project." Includes information on the prevailing wage law for contractors and workers, with forms, opinion letters and much more.
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
Prevailing wage complaint, Massachusetts Attorney General
Request an example prevailing wage, Department of Labor Standards
Request for prevailing wage rates, Department of Labor Standards
Selected case law
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 Topical Outline, Mass. Dept. of Labor Standards, July 2018
This 59-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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