Joplin School District’s demolition contractor fined; Urban Metropolitan Development admits to prevailing wage violations

A contractor that sued the Joplin School District over bills for clearing tornado debris has been fined $2,500 for violations of the state’s prevailing wage law.

Urban Metropolitan Development LLC pleaded guilty Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court to five violations of the prevailing wage law in a plea agreement with the Missouri attorney general’s office, and was fined $500 on each violation.

How will a Purple-Line public-private partnership work?

A P3 is a partnership between a government agency (in this case, the Maryland Transit Administration) and a private firm (called a “concessionaire”) to build and operate an infrastructure project. Many P3s are toll roads, like the new Beltway HOT lanes in Northern Virginia. But transit P3 projects are fairly new to the United States. Currently, the only example in the nation is in Denver, which is using one to build almost 70 miles of rail projects.

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Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Efficiency Under Davis-Bacon Act

Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Senior Democratic Member Joe Courtney (D-CT) today introduced the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act (H.R. 2747), legislation that moves responsibility for wage claims adjustments for federally contracted workers from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Department of Labor.

“This commonsense legislation is a win for both workers and taxpayers,” said Rep. Walberg. “GAO is no longer responsible for other claims functions, so it is time we move this administrative duty to the agency responsible for enforcing the law. Doing so will help decrease redundancies and ensure greater efficiency within the federal government.”

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Prevailing wage is a middle class booster: Opinion

New Jersey is poised to enact meaningful economic development legislation that could bring about a surge in the growth of middle-class jobs, strengthening communities throughout the state. The Senate Budget Committee and sponsors of the Assembly’s bill must be congratulated for adding to the Economic Opportunity Act crucial provisions that create family-sustaining jobs, which both the Senate and Assembly have overwhelmingly approved. The prevailing wage provisions mean that jobs created or saved will provide dignity and economic security – real economic opportunity for New Jersey’s working families.


Join us in San Diego, CA for the 15th Annual NAFC Conference

NAFC is holding its 15th Annual Conference this year in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA, October 9 – 11, 2013.

The NAFC Conference provides a national forum for those committed to combating noncompliance of state and federal public contracting laws and  draws attendance from contractors, labor unions, fair contracting organizations, attorneys and various officials from local, state and federal governments around the nation.

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Tennessee OSHA & Workers’ Comp Join Forces to Educate Employers on New Reform Bill

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announces a series of seminars across the state explaining the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013. The Workers’ Compensation division and TOSHA will team up with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce to deliver these seminars to educate and inform employers about the impact of the bill, including ways to avoid workplace injuries and to better handle them if they occur.


The information shared will be valuable to business owners, managers, HR professionals, and anyone involved in the administration of workers’ compensation claims.

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