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Public Works and Prevailing Wage Law


Sheppard Mullin has decades of experience assisting clients in complying with prevailing wage requirements on public works construction projects.  Our expertise and broad base of successfully handled matters spans the gamut of challenges, including compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as the resolution of disputes arising thereunder. 

Our attorneys represent builders, owners, contractors and subcontractors.  We have litigated numerous matters before the Secretary of Labor, Labor Standards Administration, the California Labor Commissioner, the New York Labor Commissioner and state and federal courts involving California and New York State Prevailing Wage Laws, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, the Fitzgerald Act and related laws and regulations.  We also represent companies and organizations in administrative and judicial matters involving the determination of prevailing rates and the appropriate application of benefits payment.

Sheppard Mullin assists companies and organizations with respect to the establishment and operation of apprenticeship programs.  This practice has involved numerous appearances before the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the California Apprenticeship Council, the New York Apprenticeship and Training Council and the state and federal courts.  Our far reaching experience and deep expertise allows us to consistently provide realistic, cost effective solutions to issues affecting our clients participating in public works projects and other government contracts.