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Blueline Mechanical Ordered to Pay Back Wages on Affordable Housing Project

August 3, 2022

Contractors who misuse taxpayer dollars on Davis-Bacon-regulated projects by not paying workers their earned wages need to be held accountable. That’s the case with Blueline Mechanical, a subcontractor on an affordable housing project in Tampa, Florida. After examining certified payrolls for The Boulevard at West River affordable housing project in Tampa, Torres Consulting and Law […]

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Sheet Metal Workers Win After DOL Review Reveals Contractors’ Inaccurate Wage Survey Responses

August 2, 2022

Regional worker wage surveys are supposed to ensure that workers on federally funded projects governed by Davis-Bacon and Related Acts are paid the wages they have earned. Yet, when contractors provide inaccurate information on their wage surveys, whether dishonestly or by mistake, it’s workers who feel the effects. Torres Consulting and Law Group noticed that […]

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TCLG Helps Tennessee Electricians Recover More Than $30,800 in Back Wages

June 27, 2022

When the Tennessee East Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 175 noticed discrepancies regarding Massey Electric’s payroll on the construction of a Veteran’s Home in Cleveland, TN, they reached out to Torres Consulting & Law Group to get to the bottom of the matter. […]

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TCLG Encourages Comments on DOL Davis-Bacon Proposed Updates

May 10, 2022

The Department of Labor is updating Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations to support the original intent of the law and to update the interpretation to better align with modern construction practices and technology. TCLG’s compliance team has reviewed the proposed changes and is please that several of the Davis-Bacon enforcement issues our clients have been […]

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It’s Labor’s Time

April 25, 2022

By Israel G. TorresManaging Partner I’ve been working with the building and construction trades for nearly 20 years and have the utmost respect for the hardworking tradeswomen and tradesmen who build our communities. There are no words to describe how excited I am to hear workers’ rights being discussed in the news, in boardrooms, in legislative […]

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DOL Wage & Hour Division Released Proposed Changes to Davis-Bacon Related Acts

March 21, 2022

The Wage and Hour division released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which was developed after the public comment period. This is the most comprehensive review of DBRA in 40 years and addresses many of the issues that our unions are dealing with. The proposed changes would impact 71 DBRA laws applicable to federal and […]

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