Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating lawsuits on behalf of employees who were illegally denied the prevailing wage in their state while working on public contract assignments.
In recent years, a number of lawsuits have been filed against employers who either unknowingly or in attempt to save money denied workers the prevailing wage.
In more than 30 states, employers with public contracts are required to pay employees working on government projects a “prevailing wage,” which is typically higher than state or federally mandated minimum wage rates. The prevailing wage is determined on a state-by-state basis and includes an hourly rate, as well as an overtime rate and “fringe benefits,” such as vacation days, medical care and pensions.
In most states, prevailing wages apply in skilled trade industries, such as installation, automotive repair or construction, where employees are working on government projects. Prevailing wages typically do not apply to professionals or support staff, such as architects or administrative assistants.
If your employer has a public contract and you’re not receiving the prevailing wage, contact us using the form on this page. You may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer to recover any money you may be owed.
After you get in touch with us, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you directly via e-mail or phone. It doesn’t cost anything to talk to us or the lawyers we work with – and you’re never obligated to take legal action after learning more about your rights.
In recent years, several lawsuits have been filed on behalf of workers who claimed they were denied the prevailing wage in their state. Here are some results:
According to the Department of Labor (DOL), 32 states have prevailing wage laws. They are as follows:
If you live in one of these states, are working for an employer with a public contract and are not being paid the prevailing wage, fill out the form on this page. One of the attorneys handling this investigation may then reach out to you directly to explain more about your rights.
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