United States: Duane Morris’ Michael J. Schrier To Speak At ABA Section Of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting
Last Updated: July 6 2016

Duane Morris special counsel Michael J. Schrier will present on the "Prevailing Wage Requirements in Government Construction Contracts" during the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting on Friday, August 5, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Mr. Schrier's presentation will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

About the Program

The Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act) requires government construction contractors and subcontractors working on federal construction contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics prevailing wages. Contractors who fail to comply can be subject to various penalties, including withholding of contract payments, termination for default, suspension and debarment, and potential False Claims Act liability. In addition, prime contractors and subcontractors can be held financially liable for underpayments by lower-tier subcontractors. This program will address:

  • Prevailing wage requirements: who is covered (laborers and mechanics), the scope of coverage (site of the work, secondary site of the work), wage determinations, submission of certified payrolls and use of certified payroll software.
  • Red flags of non-compliance and best practices for verifying/monitoring compliance with prevailing wage requirements by contractors and subcontractors.
  • Department of Labor audits of construction projects for compliance.
  • The Circle C decision and False Claims Act liability for non-compliance with prevailing wage requirements.

For more information and to register, please visit the ABA website.

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