(Webcast) How to Handle a Prevailing Wage Matter in New York under NYLL Art. 8

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Program Chair:

Gianfranco J. Cuadra
Pechman Law Group PLLC

  • This program will give practitioners a good basis for understanding how to identify, comply with, and litigate prevailing wage issues and laws in New York State and New York City that arise under Article 8 of the New York Labor Law.  A panel of private practitioners and representatives from the New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Comptroller’s Office will present the big ticket issues to be aware of in this complicated area of the law from the perspectives of management, employees, and government enforcement.

    The panel will explain how and when prevailing wage laws apply in New York State and New York City; the primary obligations on contractors and sub-contractors working on public work projects; compliance with prevailing wage laws, including an explanation of the main resources and guidelines available to contractors and sub-contractors from state and local governments; how to identify and obtain information concerning construction projects subject to prevailing wage requirements; how claims for unpaid prevailing wages are litigated and resolved, both in private actions in courts and in enforcement proceedings before administrative agencies; and damages and penalties available in prevailing wage actions.

    Program Fee:
    $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Jonathan Jones
    Chief of Administrative Operations for the Bureau of Public Works
    New York State Labor Department

    Constantine Kokkoris
    Assistant Comptroller for Labor Law
    Office of the New York City Comptroller

    LaDonna Lusher
    Virginia & Ambinder, LLP

    Paul P. Rooney
    Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

  • 9:30 am – 9:35 am
    Introduction: Overview of NYLL Art. 8 and Issues to be Discussed

    9:35 am – 9:50 am
    Prevailing Wage Law: History, Policy, and Government Agencies

    9:50 am – 10:20 am
    Requirements, Compliance, and Guidelines: What is a Contractor to Do?

    10:20 am – 10:50 am
    Litigation and Enforcement of Prevailing Wage Laws 

    10:50 am – 11:10 am
    Damages and Penalties

    11:10 am – 11:25 am
    Resolution of Prevailing Wage Disputes

    11:25 am – 11:30 am
    Question/Answer Session

  • New York: 2.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 2.4 General
    California: 2.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Labor & Employment Law
    , Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org