Columbus, Ohio Prevailing Wage Attorney
LEGAL MATTERS HANDLED PERSONALLY SINCE 1957
An Ohio law that has been in place since 1931 requires state, county, and city governments to pay prevailing wages to construction tradespeople. Unions work with state officials to set prevailing wages for a range of jobs, and contractors who fail to pay at least the minimum prevailing wages can face fines and lawsuits for back pay with interest and punitive damages.
Not Merely a Minimum Wage for Skilled Tradespeople
As union-side labor lawyers, Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP strongly enforce prevailing wage requirements. We are available to work with government agencies and locals from requests for proposals through construction audits to ensure workers receive fair treatment and contractually mandated pay.
We work as prevailing wage attorneys throughout Ohio. In Columbus and Franklin County, we take a special interest in representing the interests of:
- Cement masons
- Electrical tradespeople
- Elevator installers and inspectors
- Plumbers and pipefitters
- Sheet metalworkers
- Sprinkler fitters
Since the prevailing wage is actually the total of the actual hourly pay, benefits and overtime, we ensure that contractors and agencies keep accurate records, calculate all forms of compensation correctly and disburse payments equitably without engaging in any form of discrimination.
Each county in Ohio maintains its own schedule of prevailing wages, and certain types of civic projects can be deemed exempt from prevailing wage rules. Further, each construction job category receives a different prevailing wage. These realities mean that one of our principal responsibilities as prevailing wage lawyers is keeping contractors, government officials, and union reps up to date on compensation requirements.
We continuously scan the legal landscape to keep contractors honest and to protect skilled construction tradespeople. We do this both to prevent problems before they arise and to uphold the rights of our hardworking clients.
An Ohio prevailing wage lawyer can do much more than review government contracts for construction and maintenance. Our experience representing tradespeople in projects large and small enables us to provide valuable advice and representation on private construction and development contracts.
Contact Our Columbus Prevailing Wage Attorneys
If you or someone you know has a prevailing wage case, contact Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. Our attorneys can assist you and sort the specifics of your case.