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Advanced Topics: Prevailing Wage Concepts and Practices

This one-day interactive class focuses on the practical application of the prevailing wage laws for public procurement and project management professionals.

Representatives from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will provide a refresher on the basics of prevailing wage law, public construction bid laws and the Massachusetts False Claims Act.  The material consists of exercises highlighting potential problems and scenarios that commonly arise on public construction projects that are drawn from actual investigations and complaints.  Participants will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge, identify problems and discuss best practices in dealing with potential issues to help ensure that workers are paid the wages they are owed and that businesses that play by the rules don't get undercut by competitors who try to evade the laws.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Level: Intermediate
  • Instructional Method: Group-Live
  • Advanced Prep: None

Class date and location:

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Class participants may earn 6 CPE credits or may qualify for 6 PDPs



  • Prevailing wage laws
  • Construction bid laws
  • False claims act
  • Enforcement case studies
  • Exercises related to the practical application of the laws
  • Best practices to ensure compliance